Using Systems Science to Inform Population Health Strategies in Local Health Departments: A Case Study in San Antonio, Texas.

CONCLUSIONS: Local health departments could benefit from the use of systems science and evidence-based decision making to estimate public health program effectiveness and costs, calculate return on investment, and develop a business case for adopting programs. PMID: 28813636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

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This study defines a new clinically relevant concept of T-cell senescence-mediated inflammatory responses in the pathophysiology of abnormal glucose homeostasis. We also found that T-cell senescence is associated with systemic inflammation and alters hepatic glucose homeostasis. The rational modulation of T-cell senescence would be a promising avenue for the treatment or prevention of diabetes. Intron Retention via Alternative Splicing as a Signature of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/03/intron-retention-via-alternative-splicing-as-a-signature-of-aging/ In recent years researchers have inv...
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ConclusionsFindings indicate that education regarding the association between T2DM and CVD in patients and their loved ones is warranted.Plain Language SummaryPlain language summary available for this article. Please see Fig. 1 and the following link:https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7546817.FundingThe “For Your SweetHeart™” survey was supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim&Eli Lilly and Company Diabetes Alliance, and was developed in partnership with KRC Research.
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