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HEALTH AND WELLNESS
This week’s recommended Health and Wellness Activity
HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED ARTICLES
Prisons and jails are ‘potentially high-risk’ for monkeypox but won’t fall under a vaccine mandate (opens new window)
Last month, the Biden administration declared the monkeypox virus — which is primarily spread by skin-to-skin contact — a public health emergency. While anyone can get and transmit the virus, it has thus far disproportionately impacted men who have sex with men. Experts say that is also likely to be the case behind bars, where thousands are crowded into tight facilities and sex is often traded for safety, and in many cases prisoners in laundry facilities must wash each other’s bedding and clothing. Read more (opens new window)
Monoclonal antibody reduces asthma attacks in urban youth (opens new window)
A monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attacks and live in low-income urban neighborhoods, a National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found. This population has been underrepresented in previous clinical trials of asthma therapeutics. The findings were published today in the journal The Lancet. Read more (opens new window)
Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Inpatient Psychiatric Civil Commitment (opens new window)
Involuntary psychiatric treatment may parallel ethnoracial inequities present in the larger society. Prior studies have focused on restraint and seclusion, but less attention has been paid to the civil commitment system because of its diversity across jurisdictions. Using a generalizable framework, this study investigated inequities in psychiatric commitment. Read more (opens new window)
Oil Spill Cleanup Workers More Likely to Have Asthma Symptoms (opens new window)
Researchers from the Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY) found that workers involved in cleaning up the nation’s largest oil spill were 60% more likely than those who did not work on the cleanup to be diagnosed with asthma or experience asthma symptoms one to three years after the spill. Read more (opens new window)
MFP/ANA ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Congratulations to current National Advisory Committee (NAC) member Lynette M. Gibson, Ph.D., RN, on being honored as Distinguished Professor Emerita by the Board of Trustees at the University of South Carolina.
Congratulations to Marie Smith-East, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, EMT-B, on accepting a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of North Florida. View profile (opens new window)
Season 2, episode 10 of “Mental Health Trailblazers, Psychiatric Nurses Speak Up!” is available at emfp.org/news/mental-health-trailblazers-podcast.
Tune in to hear Dr. Udaya Thomas’ inspiring story and learn about the integrative models of health care that address both the physical and mental health needs of patients, that she has been both researching and practicing. Dr. Thomas proposes that integrative group medical visits can optimize health outcomes and provide cost effective alternatives to address the unmet psychiatric mental health needs of underserved and marginalized communities.
The following webinar may be of interest to you:
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