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Happy New Year!

From the Georgia Prevention Institute
Here's to 2017!
You have done what you could—some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.        
                                          ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

New Publications

Comment on ‘‘Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being. 

David W. Orme-Johnson, PhD, and Vernon A. Barnes, PhD

Asystematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with active controls commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) addressed the question of whether meditation techniques are useful for reducing psychological stress. This study is of interest because psychological stress is a risk factor for many diseases.
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Exposure-response modeling of flow-mediated dilation provides an unbiased and informative measure of endothelial function.

Charles H. Van Brackle, Ryan A. Harris, K. Melissa Hallow

Background: The brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) test is the most widely utilized method to evaluate endothelial function non-invasively in humans by calculating the percent change in diameter (FMD%). However, the underutilized velocity and diameter time-course data coupled with confounding influences in shear exposure, noise, and upward bias make the FMD test less desirable. In this study, we developed an exposure-response model-based approach that not only quantifies FMD based on the rich velocity and diameter data, it overcomes previously acknowledged challenges. Conclusion: This approach produces identifiable and physiologically meaningful parameters that may provide additional information for comparing differences between experimental groups or over time, and provides a means to completely account for shear exposure.
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GPI Keeping it Joyous

Many thanks to the event committee for making the Christmas holiday fun and decorative all season long.  

Presents Galore!

GPI has worked together providing over 50 gifts to family's within our community. Because of the love and dedication of our colleagues, these family's had a very Merry Christmas!    

Congrats to Wil and Nichole Lee! 

Olivia was born Thursday 12/8 at 8:24 pm after 15 hrs of labor. She weighed 6 lbs and 

is 18.25 inches long. She is amazing and doing great!

January Events

January 2nd - Campus closed in observance of the New Year

January 16th - Campus closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Pam Putnam - January 25th

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