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Volume: 110, March 2017

Free Lung Cancer Screening Trends Toward a Twofold Increase in Lung Cancer Prevalence in the Underserved Southeastern United States

Erika L. Simmerman, DO, Norman B. Thomson, MD, Thomas A. Dillard, MD, Zhonglin Hao, MD, PhD, Ramses F. Sadek, PhD, Samir N. Khleif, MD, Carsten Schroeder, MD, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) reported that the prevalence of lung cancer in individuals at high risk for the disease is 1%, and that screening these individuals using low-dose helical computed tomography of the chest saves lives. To increase...
Volume: 110, March 2017

Disparities in Cancer Survivorship Indicators in the Deep South Based on BRFSS Data: Recommendations for Survivorship Care Plans

Renee A. Desmond, PhD, Bradford E. Jackson, PhD, John W. Waterbor, MD, DrPH

Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this investigation was to describe cancer survivorship based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) cancer survivorship modules in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, conducted in 2012 and 2014, and to investigate disparities...
Volume: 110, February 2017

Planning for the Next Epidemic

Neil J. Nusbaum, JD, MD

Abstract: Recent American public health concerns have included two emerging viral infection threats, zika and Ebola, and the recrudescence of the measles virus. Zika confirms the opinion that even when a disease vector, such as a mosquito, for a viral disease is well defined, it may...
Volume: 110, January 2017

Human Medicines Inappropriately Used in Animals Come at a Much Lower Cost

David S.H. Bell, MB

Abstract: To the Editor: A patient who presented with diarrhea was diagnosed as having inflammatory bowel disease. His gastroenterologist prescribed budesonide, a nonabsorbable glucocorticoid that was patented in 1965. A 1-month supply of the generic version of this drug was offered...
Volume: 109, December 2016

Perceptions of the Exercise Is Medicine Initiative in a Geographically Defined Deep South Population

Allison Nooe, MS, Rita Morgan, FNP-BC, M. Allison Ford, PhD, Paul D. Loprinzi, PhD

Abstract: Objectives: To examine the population’s perceptions of the Exercise Is Medicine (EiM) initiative, as well as factors that influence the accurate perception of the EiM. Methods: Participants (N = 179; 24 primary care advanced-level practitioners, 79 exercise science...