Karen Hughes Miller

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Various recent studies have claimed that children have difficulty using contrastive stress in language comprehension (Solan, 1980; Gualmini et al., 2003; McDaniel et al., 1992; Reinhart, 1999, 2004) and that failure to access alternatives generated by focus may create problems for interpreting sentences with only (Paterson et al., 2003). Other researchers(More)
Many physicians use PDAs/smartphones in the presence of their patients. But how do patients perceive this behavior? This study tested the hypothesis that participants with increased knowledge about medical applications of PDAs/smartphones have more positive perceptions of physicians using them. The authors assigned 250 patients and/or family members in(More)
Contrary to recommendations from national medical organizations, medical school education often fails to train students to interact effectively with patients with limited health literacy. The objectives of a new health literacy curriculum in a family medicine clerkship were to increase students' knowledge of health literacy and develop comfort with specific(More)
Sign language interpreters in mental health settings face extreme linguistic and cultural difficulties in interpreting basic, everyday language used in these settings. This is particularly true when deaf clients have limited English proficiency, which often requires interpreters to use expansion techniques in order to render messages successfully. To(More)
BACKGROUND The role of residents as teachers is recognized as an important part of medical education. However, residents may not possess the practical skills needed to teach medical students effectively. AIM In response to a Liaison Committee on Medical Education citation concerning surgery residents' teaching skills, the University of Louisville School(More)
BACKGROUND As medical students become more active in online social networking (OSN), there are increasing concerns regarding violations of patient privacy and a lack of professionalism. PURPOSE Students need to be mentored, but who is best suited to the task? We hypothesized that residents are closer to students in usage and attitudes toward online(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to estimate the number of hours dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content in one medical school's undergraduate curriculum, compare it to the national average, and identify barriers to addressing this content. METHODS Course and clerkship directors were asked to estimate how many hours they spent on lesbian,(More)
Aspirin (ASA) is recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular disease; however, the compliance is low. Reported use may not reflect actual use. Serum thromboxane B2 (STxB2) measurement was evaluated to validate reported ASA use. Males aged 45 to 79 years and females aged 55 to 79 years completed a survey and STxB2 measurement (Thromboxane B2 EIA Kit;(More)
In Mexico City Spanish, plural morphology is always overtly realized but in Chilean Spanish, due to a lenition process that targets syllable-final [s], plural morphology is not always realized, and the conditions of overt realization of plural morphology are subject to both linguistic and extra-linguistic factors. In this paper we show that variability in(More)
CONTEXT Medical students must consider many overt variables when entering the National Resident Matching Program. However, changes with the single graduate medical education accreditation system have caused a gap in knowledge about more subtle considerations, including what, if any, influence the presence of osteopathic physician (ie, DO) and international(More)