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Highlighted Journal Articles

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Lung cancer incidence in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties—United States, 2007–2016. O’Neil ME, Henley SJ, Rohan EA, Ellington TD, Gallaway MS.

Potentially excess deaths from the five leading causes of death in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties—United States, 2010–2017. Garcia MC, Rossen LM, Bastian B, Faul M, Dowling NF, Thomas CC, Schieb L, Hong Y, Yoon PW, Iademarco MF.

Leveraging the strength of comprehensive cancer control coalitions to support policy, systems, and environmental change.external icon Moore A, Villalobos A, Gardner A, Staples C, Shafir S.

Smoking cessation behaviors among older U.S. adults.external icon Henley SJ, Asman K, Gallaway MS, Momin B, Richards T, Babb S, Ragan KR, Culp MB.

Disparities in cancer incidence and trends among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States, 2010–2015.external icon Melkonian SC, Jim MA, Haverkamp D, Wiggins CL, McCollum J, White MC, Kaur JS, Espey DK.

Utilization and cost of mammography screening among commercially insured women 50 to 64 years of age in the United States, 2012–2016.external icon Khushalani JS, Ekwueme DU, Richards TB, Sabatino SA, Guy GP Jr, Zhang Y, Tangka F.

Human papillomavirus-attributable cancers—United States, 2012–2016. Senkomago V, Henley SJ, Thomas C, Mix JM, Markowitz LE, Saraiya M.

Prevalence of indoor tanning among U.S. high school students from 2009 to 2017.external icon Holman DM, Jones SE, Qin J, Richardson LC.

Public health efforts to address mental health conditions among cancer survivors.external icon Ekwueme DU, Lunsford NB, Khushalani JS, Rim SH.

More Cancer Research

Trends and Disparities in Cardiovascular Mortality among US Adults with and without Self-Reported Diabetes Mellitus, 1988 – 2015external icon. Cheng YJ, Imperatore G, Geiss LS, Saydah HS, Albright AL, Ali MK, Gregg EW.

Trends in cause-specific mortality among adults with and without diagnosed diabetes in the USA: an epidemiological analysis of linked national survey and vital statistics dataexternal icon. Gregg EW, Cheng YJ, Srinivasan M, Lin J, Geiss LS, Albright A, Imperatore G.

Impact of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Disability-Free Life Expectancy: The Look AHEAD Studyexternal icon. Gregg EW, Lin J, Bardenheier B, Chen H, Rejeski WJ, Zhuo X, Hergenroeder AL, Kritchevsky SB, Peters AL, Wagenknecht LE, Ip EH, Espeland MA; Look AHEAD Study Group.

Assessing Changes in Sodium Content of Selected Popular Commercially Processed and Restaurant Foods: Results from the USDA: CDC Sentinel Foods Surveillance Programexternal icon. Ahuja JKC, Li Y, Haytowitz DB, Bahadur R, Pehrsson PR, Cogswell ME.

Creating a Public Health Community of Practice to Support American Indian and Alaska Native Communities in Addressing Chronic Disease. Williams SL, Kaigler A, Armistad A, Espey DK, Struminger BB.

Excess heart age in adult outpatients in routine HIV careexternal icon. Thompson-Paul AM, Palella FJ Jr, Rayeed N, Ritchey MD, Lichtenstein KA, Patel DYang QGillespie C, Loustalot F, Patel P, Buchacz K; HIV Outpatient Study Investigators.

Multilevel small-area estimation of colorectal cancer screening in the United Statesexternal icon. Berkowitz Z,  Zhang X, Richards TB,  Nadel M, Peipins LA, Holt J.

Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2013–2016. Thornton-Evans G, Junger M, Lin M, Wei L, Espinoza L, Beltran-Aguilar E.

Awareness Among US Adults of Dental Sealants for Caries Prevention. Junger ML, Griffin SO, Lesaja S, Espinoza L.

Cognitive Performance in Adults Aged 60 and Over: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2014. Brody D, Kramarow E, Taylor C, McGuire L.

A Holistic Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention: Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country. Andrade N, Espey D, Hall M, Bauer U.

The Misdiagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome in a VA Populationexternal icon. Skove SL, Howard LE, Senechal J, De Hoedt A, Bresee C, Cunningham TJ, Barbour KE, Kim J, Freedland SJ, Anger JT.

National Declines in the Percentages of Uninsured among Adults Aged 18–64 Years with Active Epilepsyexternal icon. Kobau R, Sapkota S, Koh HK, Zack MM.

Prescription Opioid Use in Patients With and Without Systemic Lupus Erythematosus — Michigan Lupus Epidemiology and Surveillance Program, 2014–2015external icon. Somers EC, Lee J, Hassett AL, Zick SM, Harlow SD, Helmick CG, Barbour KE, Gordon C, Brummett CM, Minhas D, Padda A, Wang L, McCune WJ, Marder W.

Small Area Estimates of Populations With Chronic Conditions for Community Preparedness for Public Health Emergenciesexternal icon. Holt J, Matthews K, Lu H, Wang Y, LeClercq J, Greenlund K, Thomas C.

Validity and Reliability of the Updated CDC Worksite Health ScoreCardexternal icon. Roemer E, Kent K, Mummert A, McCleary K, Palmer J, Lang J, Matson Koffman D, Goetzel R.

Binge Drinking and Prescription Opioid Misuse in the U.S., 2012-2014.external icon Esser MB, Guy GP Jr, Zhang K, Brewer RD.

Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density: An Overview of Strategies for Public Health Practitioners.external icon Sacks JJ, Brewer RD, Mesnick J, Holt JB, Zhang X, Kanny D, Elder R, Gruenewald PJ.

Results of the Workplace Health in America Surveyexternal icon. Linnan LA, Cluff L, Lang JE, Penne M, Leff MS.

State-Specific Severe Joint Pain and Physical Inactivity Among Adults with Arthritis – United States, 2017.external icon Guglielmo D, Murphy LB, Boring MA, Theis KA, Helmick CG, Hootman JM, Odom EL, Carlson SA, Liu Y, Lu H, Croft JB.

Vision Impairment and Subjective Cognitive Decline-Related Functional Limitations – United States, 2015-2017.external icon Saydah S, Gerzoff RB, Taylor CA, Ehrlich JR, Saaddine J.

Characteristics of Self-Reported Sleep and the Risk of Falls and Fractures: The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).external icon Cauley JA, Hovey KM, Stone KL, Andrews CA, Barbour KE, Hale L, et al.

Erectile Dysfunction Is Highly Prevalent in Men With Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease.external icon Shmidt E, Suárez-Fariñas M, Mallette M, Moniz H, Bright R, Shah SA, Merrick M, Shapiro J, Xu F, et al.

Examining differences in the implementation of school water-quality practices and water-access policies by school demographic characteristics.external icon Cradock AL, Everett Jones S, Merlo C.

Geospatial distribution of periodontists and US adults with severe periodontitisexternal icon. Eke PI, Lu H, Zhang X, Thornton-Evans G, Borgnakke WS, Holt JB, Croft JB.

Using spatially adaptive floating catchments to measure the geographic availability of a health care service: Pulmonary rehabilitation in the southeastern United States.external icon Matthews KA, Gaglioti AH, Holt JB, Wheaton AG, Croft JB.

Walking and the 2-year risk of functional decline: An observational study of US adults with arthritis.external icon Cisternas MG, Murphy LB, Carlson SA.

A housing mobility program’s impacts on teen and young adult parentingexternal icon. Fuller TR, Sciandra M, Koumans EH, Boulet SL, Warner L, Cox S, Gennetian LA.

Changes in US health care provider attitudes related to contraceptive safety before and after the release of National Guidanceexternal icon. Zapata LB, Morgan IA, Curtis KM, Folger SG, Whiteman MK.

Designation of neonatal levels of care: a review of state regulatory and monitoring policiesexternal iconKroelinger CD, Okoroh EM, Goodman DA, Lasswell SM, Barfield WD.

Disparities in the Prevalence of Excess Heart Age Among Women with a Recent Live Birthexternal icon. Mpofu JJ, Smith RA, Patel D, Gillespie C, Cox S, Ritchey M, Yang Q, Morrow B, Barfield W.

Intimate Partner Violence Before and During Pregnancy, and Prenatal Counseling Among Women with a Recent Live Birth, United States, 2009-2015external icon. Kapaya M, Boulet SL, Warner L, Harrison L, Fowler D.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths – United States, 2007-2016external icon. Petersen EE, Davis NL, Goodman D, Cox S, Syverson C, Seed K, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Callaghan WM, Barfield W.

State Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants Prenatally Exposed to Substances, Including Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndromeexternal iconKroelinger CD, Rice ME, Cox S, Hickner HR, Weber MK, Romero L, Ko JY, Addison D, Mueller T, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Fehrenbach SN, Honein MA, Barfield WD.

Standardization of State Definitions for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Surveillance and the Opioid Crisisexternal icon. Chiang KV, Okoroh EM, Kasehagen LJ, Garcia-Saavedra LF, Ko JY.

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Among Women of Reproductive Age by Depression and Anxiety Disorder Status, 2008-2014. Zhou J, Ko JY, Haight SC, Tong VT.

Condom Use With Long-Acting Reversible Contraception vs Non–Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Hormonal Methods Among Postpartum Adolescentsexternal icon. Kortsmit K, Williams L, Pazol K, Smith RA, Whiteman M, Barfield W, Koumans E, Kourtis A, Harrison L, Bauman B, Warner L.

Recorded Diagnoses of Depression During Delivery Hospitalizations in the United States, 2000–2015external icon. Haight SC, Byatt N, Moore Simas TA, Robbins CL, Ko JY.

Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011-2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013-2017. Petersen EE, Davis NL, Goodman D, Cox S, Mayes N, Johnston E, Syverson C, Seed K, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Callaghan WM, Barfield W.

Severe Maternal Morbidity, A Tale of 2 States Using Data for Action-Ohio and Massachusettsexternal icon. Conrey EJ, Manning SE, Shellhaas C, Somerville NJ, Stone SL, Diop H, Rankin K, Goodman D.

Sleep-Related Infant Suffocation Deaths Attributable to Soft Bedding, Overlay, and Wedgingexternal icon. Erck Lambert AB, Parks SE, Cottengim C, Faulkner M, Hauck FR, Shapiro-Mendoza CK.

Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2014–2018. Cullen KA, Liu ST, Bernat JK, Slavit WI, Tynan MA, King BA, Neff LJ.

State-Specific Trends in Quit Attempts Among Adult Cigarette Smokers – United States, 2011-2017. Walton K, Wang TW, Schauer GL, Hu S, McGruder HF, Jamal A, Babb S.

Vital Signs: Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2018external icon. Gentzke AS, Creamer M, Cullen KA, Ambrose BK, Willis G, Jamal A, King BA.

Page last reviewed: November 19, 2019