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first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “And, there are benefits to participation,” she said. “The participants who complete the survey screening, interviews, measurements and exams can receive up to $125,” she said. “We also provide a transportation allowance. Also any medical findings are made available to the participants and that could mean as much as $4,500 in free testing.”All participants receive an examination by a physician, as well as dietary interview and body measurements that include height and weight. Some will be eligible for a hearing test, a scan to evaluate body fat and a breathing test, as well as a blood pressure test. The various tests and procedures depend on the age of the participant. Published 9:34 pm Friday, March 18, 2011 By The Penny Hoarder “NHANES serves as the nation’s ‘health check-up’ going into communities to get health information throughout the country. The survey is a unique resource for health information. Without it, important knowledge about major health conditions would be lacking,” Martinello said.The information gathered by NHANES is used by public health officials, legislators and physicians to develop sound health policies, direct and design health programs and services and expand the health knowledge for the nation. In addition, NHANES data is used to create standardized growth charts used by pediatricians across the country to track children’s growth. Book Nook to reopen In the coming weeks, survey conductors will be knocking on doors all across Pike County and will continue knocking until 400 residents are selected for the survey.“The residents of the household will be questioned and some members of the household could qualify for the study and others might not,” Martinello said. “For example, if we are looking for a person 60 years or older and no one in that age range lives in the house, then nobody would qualify.”Participation in the study is voluntary and Martinello said Pike County has 22,000 households so finding 400 participants should not be a problem. Four hundred Pike County residents will be selected to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which is the most comprehensive study of the health and nutritional status of the United States population. The survey got underway in Pike County on Thursday.“NHANES is a valuable tool for developing effective health policies and programs and it’s also an opportunity to gain information about one’s health,” said Nora Martinello, senior study manager Centers for Disease Control NHANES.“Each year, about 7,000 randomly-selected residents in 15 counties across the nation have the opportunity to participate in the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey which is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.” Skip By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content You Might Like Boothe: New bill may cause controversy The Alabama Legislature is setting sail upon the high seas of political controversy as lawmakers consider a tough Immigration Bill…. read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Pike Countains to be selected for Health Survey Print Articlelast_img

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