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Prevalence is the best indicator of cancer survivorship in the population, but few studies have focused on brain tumor prevalence because of previous data limitations. Hence, the full impact of primary brain tumors on the healthcare system in the United States is not completely described. The present study provides an estimate of the prevalence of disease(More)
INTRODUCTION This study evaluated the impact of a waiting room-administered, low-literacy, computer multimedia diabetes education program on patient self-management and provider intensification of therapy. METHODS In this randomized, controlled trial, 129 participants either viewed a computer multimedia education program (intervention group) or read an(More)
BACKGROUND Social media have transformed the communications landscape. People increasingly obtain news and health information online and via social media. Social media platforms also serve as novel sources of rich observational data for health research (including infodemiology, infoveillance, and digital disease detection detection). While the number of(More)
Mechanical stress on the intervertebral disc (IVD) may contribute significantly to IVD degeneration, although its pathomechanism has not been fully understood. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that sustained application of static shear force would result in IVD degeneration with minimum injury. We applied shear force on the rat lumbar(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite recent increases in little cigar and cigarillo (LCC) use-particularly among urban youth, African-Americans and Latinos-research on targeted strategies for marketing these products is sparse. Little is known about the amount or content of LCC messages users see or share on social media, a popular communication medium among youth and(More)
BACKGROUND There are significant disparities in breast cancer screening and survivorship between American Indian (AI) and non-Hispanic white women. This study aimed to identify the salient beliefs AI women from Oklahoma have on regular mammography screening, and to determine which beliefs and health- related practices are associated with past mammography(More)
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