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Antecedents to Agenda Setting and Framing in Health News: An Examination of Priority, Angle, Source, and Resource Usage from a National Survey of U.S. Health Reporters and Editors
The influence of news media on audience cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors in the realm of politics, race relations, science, and health has been extensively documented.Agenda setting and framingExpand
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Disparities in knowledge and willingness to donate research biospecimens: a mixed-methods study in an underserved urban community
Although research involving biospecimens is essential in advancing cancer research, minorities, especially African-Americans, are underrepresented in such research. We conducted a mixed-methodExpand
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The role of exergaming in improving physical activity: a review.
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of obesity in America can be attributed to inadequate energy expenditure as a result of high levels of physical inactivity. This review presents an overview of theExpand
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Impact of school-entry and education mandates by states on HPV vaccination coverage: Analysis of the 2009–2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen
ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the effectiveness of existing school entry and education mandates on HPV vaccination coverage, we compared coverage among girls residing in states and jurisdictionsExpand
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Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of patients with chronic liver disease.
OBJECTIVES To explore knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and barriers to care among patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). METHODS Three separate, one-time-only, 60-minutes focus group sessionsExpand
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A Restorative Yoga Intervention for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors: a Pilot Study
BackgroundData show that yoga is effective for improving health-related outcomes in breast cancer survivors. While breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African-American womenExpand
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Impact of Number of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Doses on Genital Warts Diagnoses Among a National Cohort of U.S. Adolescents
Background The impact of fewer than 3 doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on genital warts is uncertain. Methods Using the Truven Health Analytics Marketscan administrative database, weExpand
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Knowledge and Willingness to Provide Research Biospecimens Among Foreign-Born Latinos Using Safety-Net Clinics
Latinos tend to be under-represented in cancer research and in bio-repositories. We conducted a Spanish-language, interviewer-administered cross-sectional survey of 331 foreign-born Latinos fromExpand
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Social determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in cutaneous melanoma outcomes.
BACKGROUND This article sought to elucidate how aspects of poverty and culture may contribute to race- and ethnicity-based disparities in cutaneous melanoma outcomes. METHODS We identifiedExpand
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  • Open Access
Assessing the Awareness of and Willingness to Participate in Cancer Clinical Trials Among Immigrant Latinos
Clinical trials are considered the gold standard of evidence about the efficacy of cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment interventions. A paucity of data exists on determinants ofExpand
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