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Contributions of Histologic Subtypes Tumors to Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates

Published: December 15, 2020, in ACP Online, ACP Journals, Annals of Internal Medicine Early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC) incidence rates (IRs) are rising, according to previous cancer registry analyses. However, analysis of histologic subtypes, including adenocarcinoma (the focus of CRC screening and diagnostic testing) and carcinoid tumors (which are classified as “colorectal cancer” in SEER [Surveillance, […]

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Work-family spillover and depression: Racial differences among employed women

Published:December 17, 2020, by Elsevier Ltd The intersection of work and family life can be a source of burden (negative) and a source of growth (positive). Negative work-to-family and family-to-work spillover have been linked to poor mental health, while positive work-to-family and family-to-work spillover have been linked to improved health outcomes. Less is known about […]

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LSU Health Conducts 1st Study on Neighborhood Deprivation & COVID in LA

Published: December 3, 2020, Journal PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243028 New Orleans, LA –  A study by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, believed to be the first study to investigate the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana, found that the more a neighborhood is deprived, the higher the risk for […]

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Health and Wellness in New Orleans 15 Years after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Primary Care

Hurricane Katrina caused devastation among the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and New Orleans. This study evaluated the impact on health and wellness 15 years post-Katrina. The study compared New Orleans with Louisiana and the United States. Changes in health and wellness overall the 15-year period were studied. Data was abstracted from multiple sources; local, […]

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CIN3 – Reporting in a Population-Based Cancer Registry

Evaluating the Use of LAST 2-Tiered Nomenclature and Its Impact on Reporting Cervical Lesions in a Population-Based Cancer Registry Mei-Chin Hsieh, PhD, MSPH, CTRa; Elizabeth Van Dyne, MD, MPHb; Christina Lefante, MPH, CTRa; Jean A. Shapiro, PhDb; Paran Pordell, MPHb; Mary Anne Lynch, MPHa; Natalie Gomez, BSN, RNa; Brent Mumphrey, BSa; Lauren Maniscalco, MPHa; Rachna […]

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Term Limits in Academic Public Health Administration

Dean G. Smith, PhD Abstract Objectives: Term limits might be appropriate for leadership positions in academic public health. This study assessed the appointment processes and terms for deans, directors, and chairs of schools and programs of public health and their views on term limits. Methods: A 10-question survey was developed for the Association of Schools […]

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School-based health centers, academic achievement, and school discipline

:A systematic review of the literature Published in the Journal of Children and Youth Services Review 118 (2020) 105467 – September 11, 2020 School-based health centers (SBHCs) mitigate the long-term effects of poor health on children and adolescents. Although varied in staffing patterns and services provided, SBHCs aim to advance health equity among populations with […]

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New Publication by SPH’s Dr. Ashley Wennerstrom

Action to Improve Social Determinants of Health: Outcomes of Leadership and Advocacy Training for Community Residents Abstract: Racial and ethnic disparities remain a public health problem and are largely due to social determinants of health (SDOH). Using an adapted 36-hour community health worker (CHW) curriculum, we trained 42 lay community residents in New Orleans, Louisiana, […]

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Natural Disaster Emergency Response to Private Well User Needs: Evaluation of a Pilot Outreach Approach

After a flood, private well users are recommended to disinfect their well to eliminate potential microbial contamination but research gaps exist on user implementation of recommended procedures. This study evaluated a distance education class on well disinfection after severe flooding that was piloted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Participants submitted a well water […]

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Cervical cancer screening for individuals at average risk: 2020 guideline update from the American Cancer Society

Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, MPH, DrPH1; Andrew M. D. Wolf, MD2; Timothy R. Church, PhD3; Ruth Etzioni, PhD 4,5; Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS 6; Abbe Herzig, PhD7; Carmen E. Guerra, MD 8; Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD 9; Ya-Chen Tina Shih, PhD 10; Louise C. Walter, MD 11,12; Jane J. Kim, PhD13; Kimberly S. Andrews, […]