Health care

Ancient Perspectives Teach Modern Day Health

When it comes to reproductive health, the right approach for an independent working woman in the city is not going to work for an indigenous mother of five in a tightly knit rural village. Diana Damien knows.  She has been developing strategies for teaching reproductive rights and improving reproductive health in Chiapas, Mexico, where for years, women’s health initiatives have failed. 

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A Friend Indeed: Living a Full Life with a Network of Support

We all rely on our friends to get us through tough times and to help us celebrate the good, but for many disabled men and women, this network of support isn't always easy to build. But with a little help identifying social connections and helping to maintain them, once isolated individuals can become fuller members of the community.

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Uma medicina de maior alcance

Centros médicos estão sempre buscando por novos tratamentos, melhores e mais baratos. Estudos recentes vêm mostrando que o que acontece do lado de fora da sala de exames pode fazer uma grande diferença. Se os pacientes aprenderem a assumir parte da gestão de suas próprias saúdes, os resultados são melhores e os custos menores.

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Portuguese, Brazil

Pour un meilleur accès à la médecine

Les coûts de la médecine sont très élevés, voilà pourquoi, un groupe d´ « entraîneurs de la santé » offre de l´ éducation médicale à des patients affectés d´une maladie chronique. Comme résultat: la diminution des coûts et des visites à l´hôpital et une meilleure qualité de vie pour les malades.

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French

Da un empujoncito! Salva una vida

Utilizando una lista de verificación y el control de una enfermera, los médicos siguen un procedimiento de seis sencillos pasos para evitar futuras infecciones hospitalarias en sus pacientes.

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It’s reassuring to know when you get on a plane, that the pilot has an emergency checklist and a co-pilot backing him up.  It should also be reassuring to know that ICU doctors may soon be following their lead. 

Spanish

Seja um provocador de ações! Salve uma vida.

Todos os anos, cerca de 200.000 pacientes contraem infecções durante suas estadias na unidade de terapia intensiva. A maior parte delas é tratável com caros antibióticos e uma internação prolongada. Mas em alguns casos, essas infecções podem ser fatais. Peter Pronovost, um médico de UTI no hospital Johns Hopkins, desenvolveu uma solução em dois estágios para esse problema.

Portuguese, Brazil

Une toute petite aide peut sauver une vie!

En se servant d´une liste de vérification et de contrôle des  infirmières, les médecins appliquent un processus comportant six phases afin d´ éviter des infections hospitalières chez leurs patients.

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It’s reassuring to know when you get on a plane, that the pilot has an emergency checklist and a co-pilot backing him up.  It should also be reassuring to know that ICU doctors may soon be following their lead. 

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