Navigation Links
Triple threat to health
Date:2/24/2009

Older African American women who have experienced high levels of family violence throughout their lives are more likely to suffer worse physical and mental health than their counterparts, found a Temple researcher in the February issue of the Journal of Women's Health.

"In general, there is a higher incidence of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and more chronic pain syndromes," said lead author Anuradha Paranjape, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital.

"I think this is an issue for all older women. I have focused on African American women because of my experiences as a busy clinician in downtown Atlanta and now at Temple, where most of my patients are African American. This is an underserved community that experiences health disparities," Paranjape said.

National data shows older African American women are at risk for experiencing poorer health status by virtue of their age, race, and gender. Given this triple threat to their overall health, examining the effect of family violence in this particular demographic group is particularly important, she noted.

These older women have unique service needs since their history of abuse can span across the spectrum of intimate partner violence to other types of abuse later on in life.

"Clinicians caring for older African American women need to be cognizant of the role both current and prior violence exposure may play in their patients' current health status," Paranjape said.

Paranjape advises primary care physicians "to empathize and validate the patient's experiences, and refer them to social support organizations if needed." More importantly, physicians need to know that there may be non-medical reasons why a patient doesn't feel well. If a patient is over the age of 60, it's mandatory for the heath care provider to report the abuse, in Pennsylvania.

For the study, 15
'/>"/>

Contact: Megan Chiplock
chiplock@temple.edu
215-707-1731
Temple University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Triple-S Management Corporation Reports 2008 Results at High End of Guidance Range
2. New analysis shows liver cancer incidence has tripled since 1970s, but survival rates improving
3. Triple-S Management Corporation Reschedules Fourth Quarter and 2008 Earnings Release and Webcast
4. Triple-S Management Corporation Announces Delay in Reporting Fourth-Quarter And Year-End Results
5. Triple-S Management Corporation to Present at UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference
6. Triple-S Management Corporation Schedules Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Earnings Release and Webcast
7. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Unite to Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
8. InterMune Reports Results from Triple Combination Study of ITMN-191
9. Obesity among states low-income teens nearly triple that of more affluent peers
10. Triple-S Management Corporation Announces Conversion of Class A Shares and Commencement of Class B Stock Repurchase Program
11. Triple-S Management Corporation Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Managed Care Portfolio of La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... Illinois (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 ... Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer Strategy ... Carlton Chicago. , Becker's Hospital Review Chief Executive ... together hospital and health system Chief Executive Officers, ... hospital and health system executives through high-quality ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... FL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 After respective performances ... compete against each other on September 5th at Sun Life Stadium. ... the brightest stars in the world of football in Colombian and ... some of the best talent in the world in early September. ... the world according to FIFA. The host nation of the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, ... special occasion gowns, has released its range of 2014 ... are now offered at low prices. A large proportion ... the beautiful products from iFitDress.com are carefully made by ... it also offers bachelorette party gowns, ivory satin wedding ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... BOSTON (September 2, 2014 4 pm EDT): In a ... American Medical Association , a team of Boston researchers ... improve dietary quality in the United States. The researchers ... at Tufts University, Harvard University and Boston Children,s Hospital ... subsidizing healthier foods could both help people make meaningful ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 The exciting information sessions and ... Carey Lewis and Bob Wiley. The team ... who have the desire to illuminate entertainment with the ... could be invited to join the Bridge Training ... – Saturday, Sept. 6, Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Becker's Healthcare Announces Hospital CEO and CIO Strategy Roundtables 2Health News:Becker's Healthcare Announces Hospital CEO and CIO Strategy Roundtables 3Health News:Becker's Healthcare Announces Hospital CEO and CIO Strategy Roundtables 4Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami at Sun Life Stadium: Dazzling Deals Tickets Advises Soccer Fans To Reserve Tickets Early for Brazil vs. Colombia Rematch in Florida 2Health News:Brazil Vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami at Sun Life Stadium: Dazzling Deals Tickets Advises Soccer Fans To Reserve Tickets Early for Brazil vs. Colombia Rematch in Florida 3Health News:Discounted Seashell Wedding Dresses Currently Provided By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Taxes and subsidies could encourage healthier diet and lower healthcare costs 2Health News:Actors, Models and Talent for Christ Auditions Are Set for Charlotte and Omaha on Saturday, September 6, 2014 2
... , NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass., Sept. 10 The ... is now offering all sleep medicine services at one location. ... the 84 Faunce Corner Road location in North Dartmouth, MA, ... their sleep disorders. , , While at ...
... , BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 The following statement ... Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative: , , ... addiction remains at pandemic levels, with 23 million Americans suffering from ... diabetes. But you wouldn,t know it from the way our ...
... , FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10 ... on the dangers of synthetic hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, ... safer treatment option. , , A white ... , published in the October edition of Life Extension ...
... NEW YORK, Sept. 10 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... , North America Air Purification Equipment ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0109900/North-America-Air-Purification-Equipment-Market.html , , ... Equipment in US$ Million & Thousand Units The market is ...
... SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... of technology and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, announced ... to June 30, 2011, for its informedRx PBM business ... Hawaii. Under the agreement, SXC is providing full-service PBM ...
... Sept. 10 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... World Botulinum Toxin Market , ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Botulinum ... for ,Botulinum Toxin, by the Following Segments: Cosmetic, and Therapeutic ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sleep HealthCenters and Southcoast Hospitals Group Expand Patient Services in North Dartmouth 2Health News:Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Statement on Annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data Released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2Health News:Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Statement on Annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health Data Released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 3Health News:The End of the Bio-Identical Hormone Debate 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 10Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 11Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 12Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 13Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 14Health News:Reportlinker Adds North America Air Purification Equipment Market Report 15Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM contract renewal with Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund 2Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM contract renewal with Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund 3Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM contract renewal with Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 10Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 11Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Botulinum Toxin Market Report 12
(Date:9/2/2014)... DALLAS , September 2, 2014 ... Chromatography Column Market by Type (Empty, Pre-packed, Analytical, Preparative), by Material ... Flash Chromatography, UFLC), TLC,SFC] - Forecast to 2018", published by ... Million in 2013. It is poised to grow at ... Million by 2018. Browse 90 market ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 Particle Sciences, the leading CDMO for ... development and manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a ... Particle Sciences, Associate Director Clinical Production, "The company has ... square footage, equipment and staff across the board, all ... has over 6000ft 2 of operating cleanroom and ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ortho Development® ... Alpine™ Hip Stem, the latest addition to its ... Stem is intended for use in total hip ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140830/141676 Alpine was ... stem philosophy. ODEV,s engineers worked closely with a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Chiral Chromatography Column Market Worth $87.8 Million by 2018 2Chiral Chromatography Column Market Worth $87.8 Million by 2018 3Chiral Chromatography Column Market Worth $87.8 Million by 2018 4Particle Sciences Expands Drug Eluting Device Capabilities and Overall Clinical Trial Manufacturing Resources 2Ortho Development Receives FDA Clearance for Alpine Hip Stem 2
... 15 VION,PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (Nasdaq: VION ) today ... to the pivotal Phase II trial of its lead ... novo poor-risk acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Alan Kessman, ... reached this milestone in the pivotal Phase II trial ...
... Study to Explore the Efficacy of Novel Proteasome Inhibitor ... Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma, SOUTH ... Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix, Inc. today,announced ... Phase 2,clinical trial to study Proteolix,s potent and selective ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML 2Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML 3Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML 4The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma 2The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma 3The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma 4
... Lyra-i system combines the longest available wavelength ... maximize patient safety and efficacy. The unique ... the therapeutic range to all targeted structures. ... ensuring patient safety. All Lyra-I patients are ...
... The Company's Aura-i Laser System is ... designed for office-based procedures. Its unique, integrated ... benign vascular, including telangiectasia on the leg ... leg veins. It can also be used ...
Surgisis Inguinal Hernia Matrix is implanted to reinforce soft tissues in the inguinal floor to repair inguinal hernias. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Used for implantation to reinforce soft tissue in the repair of a hernia or body wall defect. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Medicine Products: