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2013 Video Archive

Beyond the Data brings you “take home” messages for you to use in your practice, in your classroom and in your home.

February 2013

Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer and Disease through Vaccination in the US

Lauri E. Markowitz, MD highlights how providers can help –

  • Send reminders to parents and patients that they need to come back for the next vaccine
  • Arrange for "quick visits" – come in, get vaccine and leave – no appointment necessary
  • Let parents and teens know that this is an anti-cancer vaccine – safe and effective

March 2013

Reducing Teen Pregnancy in the United States

Dr. Tanja Popovic and Dr. Wanda Barfield discuss key points about teen pregnancy prevention:

  • Healthcare providers must build trust with teens to open lines of communication
  • LARCS are safe and effective (LARCs are IUDs and Implants)
  • Educate boys and young men, too!
  • We are all in this together.

April 2013

Childhood Immunization as a Tool to Address Health Disparities

Dr. John Iskander and Marian McDonald discuss methods to further address health disparities through childhood immunizations:

  • Knowledge of disease outbreaks and patterns in the community
  • Learning the culture and language of population served and
  • Streamlined immunization visits

May 2013

Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control

Dr. Tanja Popovic and Dr. Janet Wright discuss why hypertension is such a major problem and outline a simple recipe for success:

  • Learn about and improve on the ABCS of Million Hearts
  • Foster collaboration between public health and clinical health

July 2013

The Future of Cancer Screening: Public Health Approaches

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Marcus Plescia discuss the approaches necessary to improve cancer prevention screening rates

  • Widespread access to affordable health insurance
  • Continued provider recommendations
  • Strategic approaches to reaching the public

August 2013

Preventing Adverse Health Effects from Nanotechnology

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Paul Schulte discuss the emergence of nanotechnology from science fiction to real life:

  • How small is small when talking about nanotechnology
  • Concerns for workers who handle nanomaterial
  • Prevention strategies for combating health concerns

September 2013

Technology and Health: Aging Safely and More Independently

In this Beyond the Data, Dr. Tanja Popovic and Dr. Lynda Anderson discuss aging and technology and how technology can help older adults age safely and independently:

  • Aging population is a public health problem
  • Challenges of using technologies
  • Receptivity of older adults to technology

November 2013

​Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics

In this Beyond the Data, Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Lauri Hicks discuss the problem of excessive and inappropriate antibiotic use and explore the actions providers, patients and public health professionals can take to promote better antibiotic use.

Providers must ask themselves:

  • Does this patient have a bacterial infection?
  • What are the harms vs. benefits?
  • Is this the right medication, at the right dose, for the right duration?

Parents and patients need to:

  • Know that antibiotics do not treat viruses
  • Ask what the best treatment is – sometimes no medicine is the best medicine

Public health professionals should:

  • Continuously engage state and local health department partners to get the message out

December 2013

​Advanced Molecular Detection

Dr. Tanja Popovic and Dr. Duncan MacCannell discuss the application of Advanced Molecular Detection technologies such as genomic sequencing and bioinformatics. These technologies will yield key benefits to public health such as:

  • Improved Detection
  • More detailed identification of antimicrobial resistance
  • Better Outbreak Investigation

​Community Water Fluoridation

Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Barbara Gooch discuss community water fluoridation. Appropriate fluoride levels in the water supply has been shown to be:

  • Cost effective and cost saving – $38 savings for every $1 spent
  • Safe – no evidence of serious adverse effects
  • Beneficial – additional benefit of a 25% reduction in tooth decay from drinking fluoridated water
  • Page last reviewed: February 26, 2014
  • Page last updated: February 26, 2014
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