This collection showcases journal articles, book chapters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, one of the founding departments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is a dynamic, diverse, and broad-based academic and clinical department. Our mission statement both reflects and guides the work of our faculty and staff: Our mission is to provide leadership to achieve the highest standards of patient care, education, and research in family medicine and community health, and we are committed to improving the impact of this work on the health of populations with special emphasis on those most vulnerable. The words that attracted many members of our faculty to family medicine - continuity, coordination, commitment, caring, comprehensiveness, and community - still define our work, and in today's world are more important than ever.

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Publications from 2010

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Screening for Childhood Trauma in Adult Primary Care Patients: A Cross-Sectional Survey, Linda F. Weinreb, Judith A. Savageau, Lucy M. Candib, George Reed, Kenneth E. Fletcher, and J. Lee Hargraves

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Effects of paediatric limb loss on healthcare utilisation, schooling and parental labour supply, Sharada G. Weir, Patti Ephraim, and Ellen J. Mackenzie

Publications from 2009

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Marking the passage of time, Patricia H. Bazemore and Stephen M. Soreff

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Community dimensions and HPSA practice location: 30 years of family medicine training, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, and Daniel H. Lasser

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Beyond health plans: behavioral health disorders and quality of diabetes and asthma care for Medicaid beneficiaries, Robin E. Clark, Sharada Weir, Rebecca A. Ouellette, Jianying Zhang, and Jeffrey D. Baxter

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Moving mammogram-reluctant women to screening: a pilot study, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Milagros C. Rosal, Nancy R. LaPelle, and Caroline Cranos

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Enforcement of underage sales laws as a predictor of daily smoking among adolescents: a national study, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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The Autonomy Over Smoking Scale, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Catherine Sabiston

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Socioeconomic and racial patterns of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees in 2000 to 2005, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, George W. Reed, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Perceived accessibility of cigarettes among youth: a prospective cohort study, Chyke A. Doubeni, Wenjun Li, Hassan Fouayzi, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Family medicine residency characteristics associated with practice in a health professions shortage area, Warren J. Ferguson, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, and Daniel H. Lasser

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Correctional health curriculum enhancement through focus groups, Heather-Lyn Haley, Warren J. Ferguson, Arthur Brewer, and Janet Hale

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Evidence for Interventions Directed to Consumers in the Rx for Change Database: Update and Expansion - Do New Reviews Broaden the Scope of the Field and Expand the Definition of Evidence-Based Prescribing for and Drug Use by Consumers?, Caroline A. Kaufman, Frank J. Domino, Sophie J. Hill, and Rebecca E. Ryan

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Small-area estimation and prioritizing communities for obesity control in Massachusetts, Wenjun Li, Jennifer L. Kelsey, Zi Zhang, Stephenie C. Lemon, Solomon Mezgebu, Cynthia Boddie-Willis, and George W. Reed

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Small-area estimation and prioritizing communities for tobacco control efforts in Massachusetts, Wenjun Li, Thomas Land, Zi Zhang, Lois Keithly, and Jennifer L. Kelsey

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Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community, Philip A. Merriam, Trinidad Tellez, Milagros C. Rosal, Barbara C. Olendzki, Yunsheng Ma, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Ira S. Ockene

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Elders with Serious Mental Illness: Lost Opportunities and New Policy Options, Darlene M. O'Connor, Faith C. Little, and Richard H. McManus

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Lesson in a pill box: teaching about the challenges of medication adherence, Darlene M. O'Connor, Judith A. Savageau, David B. Centerbar, Kimberly N. Wamback, Jennifer S. Ingle, and Nicole J. Lomerson

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Association between adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity in the US population, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Stephenie C. Lemon, Linda G. Bandini, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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Association of depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes, Sherry L. Pagoto, Yunsheng Ma, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Barbara C. Olendzki, Milagros C. Rosal, Trinidad Tellez, Philip A. Merriam, and Ira S. Ockene

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Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial of a diabetes self-management intervention for low-income Latinos: Latinos en Control, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, Angela Restrepo, Barbara C. Olendzki, Jeffrey Scavron, Elise Sinagra, Ira S. Ockene, Michael Thompson, Stephenie C. Lemon, Lucy M. Candib, and George W. Reed

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Comparative evaluation of two asthma care quality measures among Medicaid beneficiaries, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Jeffrey D. Baxter, and Robin E. Clark

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Racial/ethnic disparities in mental health treatment in six Medicaid programs, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Mark P. McGovern, and Robin E. Clark

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Symptoms of diminished autonomy over cigarettes with non-daily use, Judith A. Savageau, Paul D. Mowery, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Racial disparities in diabetes and physicians: lack of association does not indicate cause or cure, Barry G. Saver

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No pain, but no gain? The disappearance of angina hospitalizations, 1992-1999, Barry G. Saver, Sharon A. Dobie, Pamela K. Green, Ching-Yun Wang, and Laura-Mae Baldwin

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Teaching learners about pediatric caries prevention, Hugh Silk

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Implementation of STFM's "Smiles for Life" oral health curriculum in a medical school interclerkship, Hugh Silk, Sheila O'Grady Stille, Robert A. Baldor, and Emily Joseph

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Enhancing the hospice curriculum within the family medicine clerkship, Hugh Silk, Catherine M. Weber, and Maureen Dubreuil

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A pilot study of early childhood mental health consultation for children with behavioral problems in preschool, Carole C. Upshur, Melodie Wenz-Gross, and George W. Reed

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Might expectations explain early self-reported symptoms of nicotine dependence, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Sharon M. DiFranza, Andrew D. Costa, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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The contribution of longitudinal comorbidity measurements to survival analysis, C. Y. Wang, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Barry G. Saver, Sharon A. Dobie, Pamela K. Green, Yong Cai, and Carrie N. Klabunde

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An empirical model to estimate the potential impact of medication safety alerts on patient safety, health care utilization, and cost in ambulatory care, Saul N. Weingart, Brett Simchowitz, Harper Padolsky, Thomas Isaac, Andrew C. Seger, Michael P. Massagli, Roger B. Davis, and Joel S. Weissman

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Improving the health of diabetic patients through resident-initiated group visits, Chris Wheelock, Judith A. Savageau, Hugh Silk, and Scott Lee

Publications from 2008

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The quality of asthma care among adults with substance-related disorders and adults with mental illness, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Mihail D. Samnaliev, and Robin E. Clark

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Factors associated with retirement-related job lock in older workers with recent occupational injury, Katy L. Benjamin, Glenn S. Pransky, and Judith A. Savageau

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Early loss of HIV-infected patients on potent antiretroviral therapy programmes in lower-income countries, Martin W. G. Brinkhof, Francios Dabis, Landon Myer, David R. Bangsberg, Andrew Boulle, Denis Nash, Mauro Schechter, Christian Laurent, Olivia Keiser, Margaret May, Eduardo Sprinz, Matthias Egger, and Xavier Anglaret

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Screening for type 2 diabetes: Why patients who self monitor glucose might be more depressed, Lucy M. Candib

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Creating open access to exercise for low-income patients through a community collaboration for quality improvement: if you build it, they will come, Lucy M. Candib, Matthew A. Silva, Suzanne B. Cashman, Deborah R. Ellstrom, and Mallett Mallett

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The power and the promise: working with communities to analyze data, interpret findings, and get to outcomes, Suzanne B. Cashman, Sarah Adeky, Alex J. Allen, Jason Corburn, Barbara A. Israel, Jaime Montaño, Alvin Rafelito, Scott D. Rhodes, Samara Swanston, Nina Wallerstein, and Eugenia Eng

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Service-learning: an integral part of undergraduate public health, Suzanne B. Cashman and Sarena D. Seifer

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Sensitivity and specificity of recalled vasomotor symptoms in a multiethnic cohort, Sybil L. Crawford, Nancy E. Avis, Ellen B. Gold, Janet M. Johnston, Jennifer L. Kelsey, Nanette Santoro, Mary Fran R. Sowers, and Barbara Sternfeld

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Systemic antibiotics and tooth loss in periodontal disease, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Philippe P. Hujoel, Gerardo Maupome, and Barry G. Saver

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Let the children be heard: lessons from studies of the early onset of tobacco addiction, Joseph R. DiFranza and Julius B. Richmond

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The latency to the onset of nicotine withdrawal: a test of the sensitization-homeostasis theory, Joseph R. DiFranza and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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Stress-Associated Poor Health Among Adult Immigrants with a Language Barrier in the United States, Hongliu Ding and Lee Hargraves

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Perceived accessibility as a predictor of youth smoking, Chyke A. Doubeni, Wenjun Li, Hassan Fouayzi, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Between two worlds: a multi-institutional qualitative analysis of students' reflections on joining the medical profession., Melissa A. Fischer, Heather E. Harrell, Heather-Lyn Haley, Adam S. Cifu, Eric J. Alper, Krista M. Johnson, and David S. Hatem

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A shift in referral patterns for HIV/AIDS patients., Phillip O. Fournier, Judith A. Savageau, and Robert A. Baldor

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Interprofessional prevention education: changing the future of health professions education, David R. Garr, Clyde H. Evans, and Suzanne B. Cashman

Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes at the Family Health Center of Worcester, Ellen Green

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The role of relationships in the professional formation of physicians: case report and illustration of an elicitation technique, Paul Haidet, David S. Hatem, Mary Lynn Fecile, Howard F. Stein, Heather-Lyn Haley, Barbara Kimmel, David L. Mossbarger, and Thomas S. Inui

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Understanding the role of sex differences in work injuries: implications for primary care practice., Leslie R. Harrold, Judith A. Savageau, Glenn S. Pransky, and Katy L. Benjamin

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The relationship of personal assistance service utilization to other Medicaid payments among working-age adults with disabilities, Lobat Hashemi, Alexis D. Henry, Marsha Langer Ellison, Steven M. Banks, Raymond E. Glazier, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Applying patient perspectives on caring to curriculum development, David S. Hatem, Kathleen M. Mazor, Melissa A. Fischer, Mary Philbin, and Mark E. Quirk

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Long-term use of medications and destructive periodontal disease, Philippe P. Hujoel, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Gerardo Maupome, and Barry G. Saver

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Development of a brief questionnaire to identify families in need of legal advocacy to improve child health, David Keller, Nathan Jones, Judith A. Savageau, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Staging mammography nonadherent women: a qualitative study, Nancy R. LaPelle, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, and Jennifer Rider Stark

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The body mass index of teen mothers and their toddler children, Celeste A. Lemay, Dianne S. Elfenbein, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Marianne E. Felice

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Imaging brain activation in nicotine-sensitized rats, Zhixin Li, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Praveen P. Kulkarni, and Jean A. King

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Meeting Students Where They Are: Educating Students with Varying Life Experiences About the Health Care Needs of Persons with Disabilities, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Julie A. Jonassen, Mai-Lan A. Rogoff, Susan V. Barrett, Candace Cassin, Darlene M. O'Connor, and Martin H. Young

Characteristics of Patients Utilizing St. Anne’s Free Clinic, Candice McElroy

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“Enough about Me, Let’s Get Back to You”: Physician Self-disclosure during Primary Care Encounters, Diane S. Morse, Susan H. McDaniel, Lucy M. Candib, and Mary Catherine Beach

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Effect of a pediatric practice-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention for adolescents: a randomized, controlled trial, Lori Pbert, Alan J. Flint, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Martin H. Young, Susan Druker, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Effect of oral contraceptives on weight and body composition in young female runners, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Kristin L. Cobb, Sybil L. Crawford, Laura K. Bachrach, Annapoorna Chirra, Mary Fran R. Sowers, Gail A. Greendale, Jeri W. Nieves, Kyla Kent, and Jennifer L. Kelsey

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How patients perceive a doctor's caring attitude, Mark E. Quirk, Kathleen M. Mazor, Heather-Lyn Haley, Mary Philbin, Melissa A. Fischer, Kate Sullivan, and David S. Hatem

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Diminished autonomy over tobacco can appear with the first cigarettes, Robert Scragg, Robert J. Wellman, Murray Laugesen, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Oral health during pregnancy, Hugh Silk, Alan B. Douglass, Joanna M. Douglass, and Laura Silk

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The primary care physician workforce in Massachusetts: implications for the workforce in rural, small town America, Joseph Stenger, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Judith A. Savageau

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A survey of primary care provider attitudes and behaviors regarding treatment of adult depression: what changes after a collaborative care intervention, Carole C. Upshur and Linda F. Weinreb

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Case selection for a Medicaid chronic care management program, Sharada Weir, Gideon Aweh, and Robin E. Clark

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Assessing college students' autonomy over smoking with the Hooked On Nicotine Checklist, Robert J. Wellman, Robert McMillen, and Joseph R. DiFranza

Publications from 2007

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Weaving The Threads of Multiculturalism Throughout Medical Education, Susan V. Barrett, Gina M. Gentile, Mary L. Zanetti, Warren J. Ferguson, Michael A. Godkin, Julie A. Jonassen, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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How turning a QI project into "research" almost sank a great program, Lucy M. Candib

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Obesity and diabetes in vulnerable populations: reflection on proximal and distal causes, Lucy M. Candib

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Family medicine physicians' views of how to improve chronic pain management, Linda Garufi Clark and Carole C. Upshur

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Using tailored telephone counseling to accelerate the adoption of colorectal cancer screening, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Anne M. Stoddard, Mary Jo White, Jennifer Rider Stark, Jill S. Avrunin, Milagros C. Rosal, and Lynn Clemow

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Symptoms of tobacco dependence after brief intermittent use: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth-2 study., Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Jennifer L. O'Loughlin, Lori Pbert, Judith K. Ockene, Ann D. McNeill, Jennifer Hazelton, Karen Friedman, Gretchen Dussault, Constance Wood, and Robert J. Wellman

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Susceptibility to nicotine dependence: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth 2 study, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Lori Pbert, Jennifer L. O'Loughlin, Ann D. McNeill, Judith K. Ockene, Karen Friedman, Jennifer Hazelton, Constance Wood, Gretchen Dussault, and Robert J. Wellman

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Sensitization to nicotine: how the animal literature might inform future human research, Joseph R. DiFranza and Robert J. Wellman

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Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population, Chyke A. Doubeni, Terry S. Field, Diana S. M. Buist, Eli J. Korner, Carol Bigelow, Lois E. Lamerato, Lisa J. Herrinton, Virginia P. Quinn, Gene Hart, Mark C. Hornbrook, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Edward H. Wagner

“Marrow for Tomorrow:” A Community-Based Public Health Partnership in Worcester’s Medically Under-Served Communities, Andrew Geller

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Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of smoking cessation interventions for youth, Andre Gervais, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Erika N. Dugas, Mark J. Eisenberg, Robert J. Wellman, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Mobility limitations negatively impact work outcomes among Medicaid enrollees with disabilities, Alexis D. Henry, Steven M. Banks, Robin E. Clark, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Risk factors for stress fracture among young female cross-country runners, Jennifer L. Kelsey, Laura K. Bachrach, Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Jeri W. Nieves, Gail A. Greendale, Mary Fran R. Sowers, Byron W. Brown, Kim A. Matheson, Sybil L. Crawford, and Kristin L. Cobb

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R-rated film viewing and adolescent smoking, Murray Laugesen, Robert Scragg, Robert J. Wellman, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Adolescent mothers' attitudes toward contraceptive use before and after pregnancy, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Dianne S. Elfenbein, and Marianne E. Felice

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Review: Cholinesterase inhibitors may be effective in Alzheimer's disease, Roger S. Luckmann

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The video-based test of communication skills: description, development, and preliminary findings, Kathleen M. Mazor, Heather-Lyn Haley, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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Assessing professionalism in the context of an objective structured clinical examination: an in-depth study of the rating process, Kathleen M. Mazor, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, David S. Hatem, Susan V. Barrett, Vanessa Meterko, Wendy L. Gammon, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders: a multistate feasibility study of the quadrant model, Mark P. McGovern, Robin E. Clark, and Mihail D. Samnaliev

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Association of major depression and binge eating disorder with weight loss in a clinical setting, Sherry L. Pagoto, Jamie S. Bodenlos, Lyle Kantor, Mitchell Gitkind, Carol Curtin, and Yunsheng Ma

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A tale of two studies: the importance of setting, subjects and context in two randomized, controlled trials of a web-based decision support for perimenopausal and postmenopausal health decisions, Barry G. Saver, David Gustafson, Thomas R. Taylor, Robert P. Hawkins, Nancy F. Woods, Susan Dinauer, Susan Casey, and Aileen MacLaren-Loranger

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Are statins associated with decreased tooth loss in chronic periodontitis, Barry G. Saver, Philippe P. Hujoel, Joana Cunha-Cruz, and Gerardo Maupome

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A qualitative study of depression in primary care: missed opportunities for diagnosis and education, Barry G. Saver, Victoria Van-Nguyen, Gina Keppel, and Mark P. Doescher

Increasing Cervical Lesion Identification in Junior Practitioners after Abnormal Cervical Cytology: A Computer-Based Colposcopy Tutorial, Patricia Seymour

Obstacles to Follow After Abnormal Cervical Cytology at an Urban Health Center in Worcester, MA, Patricia Seymour

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Treatment practices and outcomes of patients with established peripheral arterial disease hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in a community setting, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, Chyke A. Doubeni, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Physicians' perceptions of adult patients' history of child abuse in family medicine settings, Linda F. Weinreb, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Lucy M. Candib, and Gonzalo Bacigalupe

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Integrating behavioral health services for homeless mothers and children in primary care, Linda F. Weinreb, Joanne Nicholson, Valerie Williams, and Frances Anthes