Vanessa Shu Chuan Au

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INTRODUCTION Researchers have questioned whether the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is marketing Camel Snus as a product for nontobacco users, smokeless-tobacco users, or cigarette smokers. The objective of this study was to examine advertisements of Camel Snus in print media to determine the most likely audience of intent. METHODS A content analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND While the histology of cribriform-morular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been well documented, its appearance on cytologic smears has rarely been described given the rarity of this tumor. CASE A 28-year-old woman had a neck lump for an unspecified duration for which she sought medical attention. She was previously well, and there(More)
INTRODUCTION Several studies have assessed the impact of the 1997 American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommendation, of using fasting plasma glucose (FPG) concentration, to diagnose diabetes mellitus in population-based cohorts. However, data concerning the impact of this recommendation in the hospital setting are limited. As the performance(More)
Residence in disadvantaged neighborhoods can amplify individual risk for adverse health conditions, including substance use disorders. Using data from a probability sample of problem drinkers in Northern California (N=616) interviewed at baseline and re-interviewed one year later, this study examines whether social support can buffer negative effects of(More)
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