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  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Creating and sustaining a healthy food environment in hospitals with a food service management company 

    Kolasa, Kathryn (2018-01)
    This article updates a 2010 article, Moving Toward Healthier Eating Environments in Hospitals. It provides advocates for healthy food environments in hospitals with suggestions about the roles they can play in initiating ...
  • Creating Vidant Health's Healthy Food Environment 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Kolasa, Kathryn; Simmons, Rose Ann; Njuguna, Njeri; White, Andy (2013-04)
    The paper describes the journey taken by Vidant Health (formerly University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina) to create a healthy eating environmnet on its entire campus. Vidant Health was among the first hospitals in ...
  • Creating Vidant Health's Healthy Food Environment 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Simmons, Rose Ann; Kolasa, Kathryn; Njuguna, Njeri; White, Andy (2012-10)
    This paper documents the steps Vidant Health took from 2003 to 2012 in creating a healthy food environment. It describes criteria for foods to be sold/provided to employees and visitors. It provides a rationale for selecting ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, Sherée (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 ...
  • Embracing a plant-based diet. What is it and what's the evidence 

    Kolasa, Kathryn (2017-05)
    In this paper we present a case of a young health professional feeling peer pressure to become vegan. We also present a case of a vegan baby. We discuss nutrient of concerns for individuals restricting or eliminating animal ...
  • Generational differences in practice site selection criteria amongst primary care physicians. 

    Duffrin, Christopher; Cashion, Molly; Cummings, Doyle M.; Whetstone, Lauren; Firnhaber, Jonathon; Levine, Gary; Watson, Ricky; Lambert, Aaron (2016-01-25)
    Background and Objectives: Generational differences are often viewed as shaping the overall attitudes and actions of different age cohorts. It is essential to understand the motivations and generational differences in ...
  • Generational differences in practice site selection criteria amongst primary care physicians. 

    Duffrin, Christopher; Cashion, Molly; Cummings, Doyle M.; Whetstone, Lauren; Firnhaber, Jonathon; Levine, Gary; Watson, Ricky; Lambert, Aaron (2016)
    Background and Objectives: Generational differences are often viewed as shaping the overall attitudes and actions of different age cohorts. It is essential to understand the motivations and generational differences in ...
  • Generic Medications and Blood Pressure Control in Diabetic Hypertensive Subjects 

    Cummings, Doyle M.; Letter, Abraham J.; Howard, George; Howard, Virginia J.; Safford, Monika M.; Prince, Valerie; Muntner, Paul (2013-03)
    OBJECTIVE To investigate temporal improvements in blood pressure (BP) control in subjects with diabetes and policy changes regarding generic antihypertensives. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The heart healthy lenoir project-an intervention to reduce disparities in hypertension control: study protocol 

    Halladay, Jacquie R.; Donahue, Katrina E.; Hinderliter, Alan L.; Cummings, Doyle M.; Cené, Crystal W.; Miller, Cassie L.; Garcia, Beverly A.; Tillman, Jim; DeWalt, Darren A. (2013)
    Background Racial disparities in blood pressure control are well established; however the impact of low health literacy (LHL) on blood pressure has garnered less attention. Office based interventions that are created with ...
  • 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 ...
  • How Sweet It Is: Traditional Sweet Iced Tea and the Diabesity Epidemic. 

    Taft, Natalie; Collier, David N.; Tanenberg, Robert; Kolasa, Kathryn M. (2015-01)
    In this paper we present four cases from our medical practice to increase awareness of the role of sweet tea in obesity and diabetes management. We start with a history of Southern style “sweet tea”, and discuss the ...
  • 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 ...