Maternal Use of Marijuana During Pregnancy/Lactation

In November the Academic Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology examined maternal use of marijuana during pregnancy and lactation. This mini review reported research documenting the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy on brain development. This article highlights research findings and gives recommendations for health and education professionals. Here are a few highlights: "The concentrations of [...]

2017 Tips Campaign

Key Message: Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. What are those health problems? Cancer (lung, throat, head and neck, colorectal) Heart disease Stroke COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Gum disease Preterm birth HIV (human immunodefi ciency virus) Dual use (the current use of both cigarettes and electronic [...]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Four National Leadership Development Programs

"The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is excited to announce its call for applications for four national leadership development programs—multi-year experiences that include high-level learning, collaboration across sectors, mentoring and funding. Applications are due in February or March 2017, depending on the program. If we are all to reach the best possible health—regardless of income, race, [...]

Call for Abstracts: Annual Interdisciplinary Faith and Health Outcomes Forum 2017

The School of Nursing at Dillard University is soliciting abstracts; paper and poster presentations to be presented at the Annual Faith and Health Outcomes Forum being held on Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00am-4:30 pm. on the historic campus of Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Presentations may include clinical, theoretical, historical, original research, ethical or [...]

Shining a Light on Your Lifetime Protections during the Holiday Season – SSA

Join this upcoming Webinar on Dec. 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST to discuss the steps every faith leader and their communities of worship can take to help secure their health and financial well-being in 2017! What they will be discussing: The benefits—and peace of mind—that come with enrolling for quality healthcare under the Affordable [...]