Jeralynn S Cossman

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BACKGROUND Chronic disease accounts for nearly three-quarters of US deaths, yet prevalence rates are not consistently reported at the state level and are not available at the sub-state level. This makes it difficult to assess trends in prevalence and impossible to measure sub-state differences. Such county-level differences could inform and direct the(More)
Maps are increasingly used to visualize and analyze data, yet the spatial ramifications of data structure are rarely considered. Data are subject to transformations made throughout the research process and then used to map, visualize and conduct spatial analysis. We used mortality data to answer three research questions: Are there spatial patterns to(More)
Malignant lymphomas have traditionally been classified on solely morphological grounds. With new immunological and cytochemical techniques, it has been possible to characterize normal cells of the T-lymphocyte, B-lymphocyte, and monocyte-macrophage system. Application of these methodologies to malignant lymphomas has established their nature as neoplasms of(More)
Sarah H. Smith, is a PhD student in the Sociology department, SUNY at Buffalo. Her research interests include sociology of adolescence, gender and sexuality, organizational studies, and social theory. Sarah was recently appointed Managing Editor of Sociological Inquiry. • Data from the 2007/08 MSMD survey (including minority and rural oversample) are(More)
The traditional methods used to diagnose cancer and predict its course have been increasingly aided by molecular genetics. Unique, molecular genetic tumor markers are a consequence of the clonal expansion of cells which harbor one or more altered genes. Converging lines of evidence now firmly document that cancer is a type of genetic disease with genomic(More)
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