May/June 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 3 - Contributor Index

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Global Immunizations: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Worldwide

Macintosh, Janelle L. B.; Eden, Lacey M.; Luthy, Karlen E.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(3):139-145, May/June 2017.

Global immunizations save 2.5 million lives per year, yet in many areas of the world, there are low rates of immunizations. Three million people worldwide still die every year from vaccine preventable diseases; about half of those deaths are young children and infants. Barriers to immunizations are presented as well as ongoing work to improve immunization rates worldwide.

Author:
Marx, Megan

Global Health of Babies and Children

Gennaro, Susan; O'Connor, Caitlin; Marx, Megan

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(3):132-138, May/June 2017.

An overview of the health of neonates, infants, and children around the world is presented. Issues in maximizing neonatal health are examined using the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the United Nations. In an increasingly global world where wars, climate change, civil unrest, and economic uncertainty all influence health, nurses should be aware of common global health problems for babies and children and current recommendations to enhance their health.

When Healthy Eating is Carried to the Extreme

Morin, Karen

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(3):181, May/June 2017.

Orthorexia nervosa is a fairly new nonspecific eating disorder, and given societal emphasis on health and healthy diets, nurses should be familiar with it and the consequences. Our nutrition expert, Dr. Morin, offers advice on how to identify those with orthorexia nervosa. This is the last column by Dr. Morin and we thank her for many years of service to MCN as the nutrition columnist.