Heather Austin

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Rates of obesity in adolescents continue to rise, and available lifestyle and pharmacological interventions have had limited success in reducing excess weight and risk for comorbid health issues. However, ongoing health risks, psychosocial issues, and increased risk of mortality place these adolescents in jeopardy and warrant ongoing investigation for(More)
OBJECTIVE Rural women are understudied in research on weight control among breast cancer survivors despite having higher obesity rates than their urban counterparts placing them at higher risk for recurrence. The purpose of this survey study was to describe weight status and methods used for weight control in rural breast cancer survivors and to examine(More)
Objective To examine the associations of peer victimization with internalizing symptoms, externalizing symptoms, social competence, and academic performance in a clinical sample of adolescents with severe obesity, and whether self-worth and social support affect these associations. Methods Multisite cross-sectional data from 139 adolescents before weight(More)
Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Group's deliberations, Ned assisted in identifying issues and concerns regarding the potential role of shrimp processing in the shrimp virus problem. Despite being seriously ill, Ned joined the group of experts(More)
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