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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Measures of nicotine dependence in adolescents: An update of the evidence 2000–2010, Gisele A. Contreras, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Daniel Rodriguez, Robert J. Wellman, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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The prevalence of obesity in children with autism: a secondary data analysis using nationally representative data from the National Survey of Children's Health, Carol Curtin, Sarah E. Anderson, Aviva Must, and Linda G. Bandini

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Thwarting Science by Protecting the Received Wisdom on Tobacco Addiction from the Scientific Method, Joseph R. DiFranza

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A systematic review of the International Classification of Diseases criteria for the diagnosis of tobacco dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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New insights into the compulsion to use tobacco from an adolescent case-series, Joseph R. DiFranza, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Alisha Carson

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A systematic review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Beatrice Lauzon, Christina Bancej, Robert J. Wellman, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Sun S. Kim, Andre Gervais, Bruce Meltzer, Colleen E. McKay, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Chizimuzo T. C. Okoli, Lisa R. Fortuna, and Michele Tremblay

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Tobacco Dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza and Robert J. Wellman

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Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Angela (Young) Higgins, Carrie N. Klabunde, George W. Reed, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Racial and ethnic trends of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Carrie N. Klabunde, Angela (Young) Higgins, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Angela C. Young, Carrie N. Klabunde, George W. Reed, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Early course of nicotine dependence in adolescent smokers, Chyke A. Doubeni, George W. Reed, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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A National Survey of Oral Health Curriculum in All U.S. Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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Modern moulage: evaluating the use of 3-dimensional prosthetic mimics in a dermatology teaching program for second-year medical students, Amit Garg, Heather-Lyn Haley, and David S. Hatem

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Effect of financial incentives on improvement in medical quality indicators for primary care, Thomas F. Gavagan, Hongyan Du, Barry G. Saver, Gerald J. Adams, Douglas M. Graham, Regina McCray, and G. Ken Goodrick

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Race and colorectal cancer disparities: health-care utilization vs different cancer susceptibilities, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Paul F. Pinsky, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Robert Bresalier, Lois E. Lamerato, E. David Crawford, Paul Kvale, Mona N. Fouad, Thomas Hickey, Thomas Riley, Joel Weissfeld, Robert E. Schoen, Pamela M. Marcus, Philip C. Prorok, and Christine D. Berg

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Human Emotion and Response in Surgery (HEARS): a simulation-based curriculum for communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism in surgical residency training, Anne C. Larkin, Mitchell Cahan, Giles F. Whalen, David S. Hatem, Susan Starr, Heather-Lyn Haley, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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Lessons learned from a collaborative to improve care for patients with diabetes in 17 community health centers, Massachusetts, 2006, Celeste A. Lemay, Brianne M. Beagan, Warren J. Ferguson, and J. Lee Hargraves

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A qualitative study of the meaning of fatherhood among young urban fathers, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Dianne S. Elfenbein, and Marianne E. Felice

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Multi-Disciplinary Experts Supporting Graduate Medical Education through Participation in COMPLETE Chart Rounds, Len L. Levin, Suzanne B. Cashman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Marie Caggiano, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, Judith M. Nordberg, Stacy E. Potts, and Warren J. Ferguson

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Design of a handheld electronic pain, treatment and activity diary, Roger S. Luckmann and Amin Vidal

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Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and mortality: NIH-AARP diet and health study, Jacqueline M. Major, Chyke A. Doubeni, Neal D. Freedman, Yikyung Park, Min Lian, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Arthur Schatzkin, Barry I. Graubard, and Rashmi Sinha

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Media messages about cancer: what do people understand, Kathleen M. Mazor, Josephine Calvi, Rebecca Cowan, Mary E. Costanza, Paul K. J. Han, Sarah M. Greene, Laura Saccoccio, Erica Cove, Douglas W. Roblin, and Andrew Williams

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Creating Opportunities for Success: Working with Trauma Survivors in the Shelter Setting, Joanne Nicholson, Linda F. Weinreb, Tina Runyan, and Kathleen Biebel

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Promoting self-directed learning skills in residency: a case study in program development, Melissa Nothnagle, Roberta Goldman, Mark E. Quirk, and Shmuel Reis

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Iatrogenic disability and narcotics addiction after lumbar fusion in a worker's compensation claimant, Philip D. Parks, Glenn S. Pransky, and Stefanos N. Kales

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University of Massachusetts Medical School, Michele P. Pugnaire and Melissa A. Fischer

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Translational Research at Community Health Centers: Challenges and Successes in Recruiting and Retaining Low-Income Latino Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Into a Randomized Clinical Trial, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, Amy Borg, Jeffrey Scavron, Lucy M. Candib, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert P. Magner

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One system for electronic health records, Barry G. Saver

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Psychiatric disorders and risk of transition to chronicity in men with first onset low back pain, William S. Shaw, Adrienne J. Means-Christensen, Mark A. Slater, John S. Webster, Thomas L. Patterson, Igor Grant, Steven R. Garfin, Dennis R. Wahlgren, Shetal Patel, and J. Hampton Atkinson

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Women-Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sara G. Shields and Lucy M. Candib

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The Central Massachusetts Oral Health Initiative (CMOHI): a successful public-private community health collaboration, Hugh Silk, John Gusha, Ben Adler, Ellen Sachs Leicher, Lorenz J. Finison, Michael E. Huppert, Sheila O’Grady Stille, and Janice B. Yost

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Validation of a risk factor-based intervention strategy model using data from the readiness for return to work cohort study, Ivan A. Steenstra, Selahadin A. Ibrahim, Renee-Louise Franche, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, William S. Shaw, and Glenn S. Pransky

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A healthy bottom line: healthy life expectancy as an outcome measure for health improvement efforts, Matthew C. Stiefel, Rocco J. Perla, and Bonnie L. Zell

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Managing pain in the workplace: a focus group study of challenges, strategies and what matters most to workers with low back pain, Torill Helene Tveito, William S. Shaw, Yueng-Hsiang Huang, Michael Nicholas, and Gregory Wagner

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The loss of autonomy over smoking in relation to lifetime cigarette consumption, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Development of a Measure of the Latency to Needing a Cigarette, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Paola Morello, Bernice Gershenson, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Exiting shelter: an epidemiological analysis of barriers and facilitators for families, Linda F. Weinreb, Debra J. Rog, and Kathryn A. Henderson

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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