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Health Connect office aims to provide information, aid - Martinsville Bulletin

David Dubose, medical director at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Sleep Center , said poor sleep in kids can create serious problems such as, "hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, inability to complete tasks, inability to stay awake." Those behaviors can be mistaken for the symptoms of ADHD. "Children, before they are diagnosed with ADHD, should be evaluated by a sleep specialist to make sure that they are having adequate sleep," Dubose explained. The disorder is also linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, type two diabetes and adult asthma. After getting his C-Pap and better sleep, Avyn's teacher told Huegel her little boy had changed. "She said he can focus, he's sitting still now during our reading time, and he's paying attention," Huegel exclaimed. And now, everyone is getting a good night's sleep. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

The storefront office, located directly across from the city municipal building at 56 W. Church St., article about health does not offer medical care. Rather, it connects people who have needs related to their health care with agencies and information so they may be better-informed and make better decisions about their health. The goal is to be a one-stop shop, said Barbara Jackman, executive director of the Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness. People can find: access to health care services and alternatives to barriers, such as a lack of transportation, Internet or computers, or even a lack of a phone; classes to address health care issues; and support to help them succeed, among other things, Jackman said. For instance, Health Connect can link women to mammography services through the Ladies First program; help people with diabetes get annual eye exams through the Eyes Forward program; and help people with transportation needs through a partnership with the Southern Area Agency on Agings Mobility Management program, she said. Computer access is another big issue for many people, Jackman said. Almost every medical practice in town that has electronic records has an electronic patient portal to handle appointments, messages and other services. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Global Health Capstones Promote Real-World Problem Solving | Duke Global Health Institute

This years projects included: Dialing Into Diabetes: Using Telemedicine to Improve Diabetes Management in Rural North Carolina Addressing Maternal Depression in Northeastern Afghanistan: A Packaged Intervention to Improve the Health of Mothers and Infants NC Farmworker Access to Health Information Chocolate Milk Cafe: Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes among Low-Income African American Women in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina Hepatitis C in Egypt: Developing Patient- and Community-based Education Programs Think Straight: Using Theatre to Promote Gender Expression and Sexual Identity Dialogue among Youth Nicole Savage, a student on health bill the Dialing into Diabetes team, said having so much freedom made it difficult to know where to start but helped her think through the process of finding a solution. She said most of her teams time was spent talking to NGOs, doctors and other global health actors before beginning to formulate a solution. You dont want to go into a community and start making a lot of changes, Savage said. In the global health program, weve learned that you first need to understand everything about that community and you have to talk to a lot of people. Then you can start assessing their needs and brainstorming solutions. Course Is a Culmination of their Global Health Skills and Knowledge The capstone course is structured so that students discuss their interests and form teams at the beginning of the semester, then take a few weeks to decide on a project and contact experts and global health actors, and then use the rest of the semester to flesh out the project. DGHI professors David Boyd and Dennis Clements each led a capstone course, providing guidance and suggestions for the teams. The students used skills they learned in Fundamentals of Global Health, Research Methods,Global Health Ethics and other classes in compiling their research, results, and solution. Presentations Allow Students to Showcase their Work The final presentation was a chance for students to reflect on everything they had learned and share their results. Its crucial that students learn to speak about global health and be able to express their ideas clearly and succinctly, Boyd said. We consider the formal presentation to be an integral part of the course. At the poster presentation, Clements and Boyd both praised the students for their excellent work. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Task Force Aims to Tackle Substance Abuse, Mental Health Access as Answer for Prison Problem -

They face having to find a job, locate a healthcare provider they can afford and having the structure necessary to offer the accountability they need. "Without funding the services and without a sufficient support network, you can imagine what the outcome is," Tyler said. "A lot of them end up returning to what they knew." "Under the traditional system we just give these guys $100 and a bus ticket and say good luck," Tucker agreed. "But now, through the guidance of the governor and legislation passed this session, we're looking at ways to change that. In one phase is the job training and getting them to be contributing members to society. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit