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Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015
Despite reductions in opioid prescribing in some parts of the country, the amount of opioids prescribed remains high relative to 1999 levels and varies substantially at the county-level, and health care providers should carefully weigh the benefits and risks when prescribing opioids.
Prevalence and costs of skin cancer treatment in the U.S., 2002-2006 and 2007-2011.
Vital Signs: Melanoma Incidence and Mortality Trends and Projections — United States, 1982–2030
- G. Guy, Cheryll C. Thomas, T. Thompson, M. Watson, Greta M Massetti, L. Richardson
- MedicineMMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
- 5 June 2015
The number of melanoma cases is projected to increase over the next 15 years, with accompanying increases in health care costs, and much of this morbidity, mortality, and health care cost can be prevented.
Financial Hardship Associated With Cancer in the United States: Findings From a Population-Based Sample of Adult Cancer Survivors.
- K. R. Yabroff, Emily C. Dowling, D. Ekwueme
- MedicineJournal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 19 September 2016
Cancer survivors, especially the working-age population, commonly experience material and psychological financial hardship.
Economic burden of cancer survivorship among adults in the United States.
- G. Guy, D. Ekwueme, Katherine S. Virgo
- Medicine, Political ScienceJournal of clinical oncology : official journal…
- 20 October 2013
The economic impact of cancer survivorship is considerable and is also high years after a cancer diagnosis, particularly among those recently diagnosed.
New Data on Opioid Use and Prescribing in the United States.
Proven strategies are available to manage chronic pain effectively without opioids, and changing prescribing practices is an important step in addressing the opioid overdose epidemic and its adverse effects on US communities.
Estimating the health and economic burden of cancer among those diagnosed as adolescents and young adults.
It is demonstrated that surviving cancer at this age is associated with a substantial economic burden, and multifaceted prevention strategies may be effective ways to improve the economic outcomes associated with cancer survivorship in this population.
Contribution of Opioid-Involved Poisoning to the Change in Life Expectancy in the United States, 2000-2015
Increases in poisonings have been reported to have reduced life expectancy for non-Hispanic white individuals in the United States from 2000 to 2014 and specific contributions to changes in US life expectancy since 2000 are unknown.
Indoor tanning among high school students in the United States, 2009 and 2011.
- G. Guy, Z. Berkowitz, E. Tai, Dawn M. Holman, Sherry Everett Jones, L. Richardson
- EducationJAMA dermatology
- 1 May 2014
The clustering of risky behaviors suggests a need for coordinated, multifaceted approaches, including primary care physician counseling, to address such behaviors among adolescents.