Myde Boles

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BACKGROUND Inhibitors of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (statins) increase new bone formation in rodents and in human cells in vitro. Statin use is associated with increased bone mineral density of the femoral neck. We undertook a population-based case-control study at six health-maintenance organisations in the USA to investigate further the(More)
INTRODUCTION Continued progress in implementing smoke-free laws throughout the United States would benefit from documenting positive economic effects, particularly for the hospitality industry. This study describes changes in sales revenue in bars and taverns since December 2005, when a statewide smoke-free law in Washington State went into effect. (More)
INTRODUCTION Policies and practices in schools may create environments that encourage and reinforce healthy behaviors and are thus a means for stemming the rising rates of childhood obesity. We assessed the effect of a 2005 statewide school physical activity and nutrition mandate on policies and practices in middle and high schools in Washington State. (More)
Regression model fitting with quadratic term leads to different conclusion in economic analysis of Washington State smoking ban [response to letter]. We were interested to read Ma and McClintock's letter (1) about our analysis of taxable retail sales (TRS) data (2). Although we agree in general that different models of data can lead to different(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that Alaska Native people have higher smoking prevalence than non-Natives. However, no population-based studies have explored whether smoking-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors also differ among Alaska Native people and non-Natives. OBJECTIVE We compared current smoking prevalence and smoking-related(More)
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