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  • Cancer mortality in Native Americans in North Carolina. 

    Horner, Ronnie D. (East Carolina University, 1990-08)
    his paper describes age-adjusted mortality from malignant neoplasms for Native Americans in North Carolina for 1968-72 and 1978-82. Sex-specific standardized mortality ratios were calculated from death certificate data, ...
  • Healthy Habits for Healthy Living 

    Kolasa, Kathryn; Walker, Linda; McKee, Amanda (1995)
    This is a patient education brochure designed to describe the development of food habits of the people of eastern North Carolina (written in collaboration with Kristen Borree, PhD, anthropology. It then localizes the ...
  • The UHS Nutrition Initiative: Enhancing the ability of patients, employees and the community to "Eat Smart and Move More" 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Poole, Diane A; Chatman, Mary B.; Nelson, Catherine; Gaskins, Scottie; Holliday, Amanda (2005)
    This article describes the obesity problem in eastern North Carolina and the responses that the Pitt County Memorial Hospital is taking locally to change policies and environments.
  • Outpatient Colonoscopy by Rural Family Physicians 

    Newman, Robert J.; Nichols, David B.; Cummings, Doyle M. (East Carolina University, 2005-03)
    PURPOSE Five percent of family physicians offer colonoscopy services, either in the office or the hospital, often in rural areas that have no gastroenterologist. Two previous large series have shown the quality and safety ...
  • Healthy Hospital Food Environment: the PCMH Story. 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Gaskins, Scottie; Dial, Jeff; Ho, Amanda; Currie, Russ; Comeaux, Preston; Robertson, Roger (2006)
    This paper describes Pitt Memorial Hospital's response to the call to become a healthy worksite. It describes the hospital's effots to partner in the North Carolina Plan to Prevent Overweight and Obesity and Related Chronic ...
  • Teaching the Art of Medicine: A Changing Portrait in Today's Medical Schools 

    Lambert, Aaron; Gress, Todd; Veitia, Marie (2008-03)
    Objective: The purpose of the present study was to assess attitudes toward the value of the “art of medicine” in medical education, beliefs regarding whether it can be taught and, if so, the methods of teaching that would ...
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital Plays a Role in the Eat Smart Move More North Carolina Movement 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Currie, Russ; Dial, Jeff; Gaskins, Scottie; Simmons, Rose Ann (2009)
    Pitt County Memorial Hospital is taking the "Journey to Excellence" and as part of that journey, is creating a culture of wellness. This paper describes those efforts as well as the criteria for healthy food. Data ...
  • Take Off 4-Health Healthy Lifestyle Camp Nutrition Education Curriculum 

    Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Harr, Nancy; Crawford, Yancey; Henes, Sarah T.; Kinner, Stephanie; Sutton, Virginia; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Collier, David N. (2009-06-09)
    Summer camps designed to produce weight loss are popular childhood obesity interventions. Nutrition education is a critical component of youth weight loss camps and we will present the curriculum developed for a 3 week ...
  • North Carolina's Pediatric Obesity Clinician Reference Guide and Tool Kit 

    Albright, Jenny; Armstrong, Sarah; Collier, David N.; Pullen-Davis, L; Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Gerald, L; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Langer, S; Lazorick, Suzanne; Perrin, Eliana; Schwartz, Robert; Skelton, Josephy; Thomas, Cathy; Christianson, L (2009-07-27)
    This poster presents the tools developed by clinicians treating childhood obesity in North Carolina. The history of the development of these tools is outlined at the end of the accompanying abstract submission to the ...
  • Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less: A Community Based Weight Management Program for Adults 

    Kolasa, Kathryn; Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Thomas, Cathy; Schneider, L; Smith, Christine; Vodicka, Sheree (2009-10-20)
    Describes development of a comprehensive, low cost weight management program to be delivered by local public health educators or cooperative extension agents. The program was developed by a unique partnerships of the NC ...
  • IN4Kids: data from a study of RD integration into primary care 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Silberberg, Mina; Carter-Edwards, Lori; Murphy, Gwen; Mayhew, Megan; Armstrong, Sarah; Perrin, Eliana; Vodicka, Sheree; Graham, Cameron; Shah, Vandana (2010-03-10)
    Research indicates barriers to PCPs recognizing and counseling overweight children and their families, including lack of: knowledge about nutritional guidance, time to provide services, reimbursement, and skills in working ...
  • Blood Pressure Control in Diabetes 

    Cummings, Doyle M.; Doherty, Lisa; Howard, George; Howard, Virginia J.; Safford, Monika M.; Prince, Valerie; Kissela, Brett; Lackland, Daniel T. (2010-04)
    OBJECTIVE Despite widespread dissemination of target values, achieving a blood pressure of <130/80 mmHg is challenging for many individuals with diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to examine temporal trends in ...
  • Diabetes Education in Rural Appalachia 

    Lambert, Aaron (2010-10-28)
    Introduction: Diabetes education has long been a problem at rural health sites like Tug River Health Association at Gary, WV. Many providers expressed a need of handouts on diabetic topics that are both informative and ...
  • Take Off 4-Health: Innovative Strategies to Improve Wellness in Adolescents 

    Harris, Nancy G.; Briley, Alexis; Collier, David N.; Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Crawford, Yancey; Henes, Sarah T.; Kinner, Stephanie; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Lutes, L.; Scripture, Lee (2010-11-09)
    Summer camps for weight loss are popular. We present the nutrition curriculum for a 3 week residential camp for adolescents with health risks related to obesity or type 2 diabetes. The curriculum includes a camper meal ...
  • The Pong Principle 

    Ellis, Thomas (2011-02-25)
    "Learning to Listen: A Patient Becomes the Teacher By Serving Up Life-Changing Advice
  • Glycemic Control Patterns and Kidney Disease Progression among Primary Care Patients with Diabetes Mellitus 

    Cummings, Doyle M.; Larsen, Lars C.; Doherty, Lisa; Lea, C. Suzanne; Holbert, Donald (2011-07)
    Background: Reducing glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to near or less than 7% in patients with diabetes is associated with diminished microvascular complications, but this level is not consistently achieved. The purpose of ...
  • Helping Hands: A Guidebook for Volunteer Meal Providers 

    Jennings, Jill; Ward, Rachel; Kolasa, Kathryn M. (2011-09-27)
    Helping Hands: A Guidebook for Volunteer Meal Providers Author(s): J. Jennings,1 R. Ward,2 K. Kolasa3; 1Nutrition Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 3Family ...
  • Guidelines for Healthy Foods and Beverages at Company-Sponsored Events. Vendor Tool Kit. Event Planner Tool Kit 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Kolasa, Kathryn; Bucher, Colleen (2012-01-25)
    Vidant Heatlh adopted a "healthy food environment" policy in 2012. This vendor tool kit includes the policy, definitions that support the policy, stept that help a vendor adhere to the policy and resources. Topics covered ...
  • Participation in Community-Originated Interventions is Associated with Positive Changes in Weight Status and Health Behaviors in Youth 

    Whetstone, Lauren; Kolasa, Kathryn; Collier, David N. (2012-04-13)
    Purpose. To assess changes in children’s health behaviors and weight status after participation in community-originated interventions. ...
  • Healthy Hospital Food Environment: Policy & Programs in Practice 

    Gaskins, Scottie (2012-05-07)
    This invited presentation highlights the state of weight at Vidant Health, a health care system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina and its innovative Health Food Environment program. A policy, effective in 2012, ...