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  • Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly 

    Ho, Vivian; Ku-Goto, Meei-Hsiang; Zhao, Hui; Hoffman, Karen E; Smith, Benjamin D; Giordano, Sharon H (2016-07-15)
    Abstract Background Little is known about regional variation in cancer treatment and its determinants. We compare rates of adherence to treatment guidelines for elderly ...
  • Aeolian Extractivism and Community Wind in Southern Mexico 

    Howe, Cymene; Boyer, Dominic (2016)
    The conditions of the Anthropocene, and the relative novelty of renewable energy forms, demonstrate the experimental plasticity of our era. Existing infrastructures of energy, political power, and capital can resist the ...
  • Early life height and weight production functions with endogenous energy and protein inputs 

    Puentes, Esteban; Wang, Fan; Behrman, Jere R.; Cunha, Flavio; Hoddinott, John; Maluccio, John A.; Adair, Linda S.; Borja, Judith B.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Stein, Aryeh D. (2016)
    We examine effects of protein and energy intakes on height and weight growth for children between 6 and 24 months old in Guatemala and the Philippines. Using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity and estimating ...
  • Fatigue in Parkinson's disease: report from a mutidisciplinary symposium 

    Friedman, Joseph H.; Beck, James C.; Chou, Kelvin L.; Clark, Gracia; Fagundes, Christopher P.; Goetz, Christopher G.; Herlofson, Karen; Kluger, Benzi; Krupp, Lauren B.; Lang, Anthony E.; Lou, Jao-Shin; Marsh, Laura; Newbould, Anne; Weintraub, Daniel (2016)
    Fatigue is a severe problem for many people living with Parkinson's disease (PD). Best estimates suggest that more than 50% of patients experience this debilitating symptom. Little is known about its etiology or treatment, ...
  • The Impact of Interpersonal Discrimination and Stress on Health and Performance for Early Career STEM Academicians 

    O'Brien, Katharine R.; McAbee, Samuel T.; Hebl, Michelle R.; Rodgers, John R. (2016)
    The present study examines the consequences of perceived interpersonal discrimination on stress, health, and performance in a sample of 210 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academicians. Using a ...
  • Health Literacy, Smoking, and Health Indicators in African American Adults 

    Stewart, Diana W.; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Shete, Sanjay; Spears, Claire A.; Cano, Miguel A.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2015)
    We examined cross-sectional associations of health literacy (HL) with smoking and other established health indicators among 1,467 African American adults. Data emanated from a longitudinal cohort study designed to investigate ...
  • Suicide in the City: Do Characteristics of Place Really Influence Risk? 

    Denney, Justin T.; Wadsworth, Tim; Rogers, Richard G.; Pampel, Fred C. (2015)
    Objective: This article investigates the role of social context on individual suicide mortality with attention paid to the possibility that contextual effects are simply the sum of individual characteristics associated ...
  • Modality and Morphology: What We Write May Not Be What We Say 

    Rapp, Brenda; Fischer-Baum, Simon; Miozzo, Michele (2015)
    Written language is an evolutionarily recent human invention; consequently, its neural substrates cannot be determined by the genetic code. How, then, does the brain incorporate skills of this type? One possibility is that ...
  • Behavioral Symptoms after Breast Cancer Treatment: A Biobehavioral Approach 

    Fagundes, Christopher; LeRoy, Angie; Karuga, Maryanne (2015)
    Being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer is emotionally and physically challenging. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death for women in the United States. Accordingly, ...
  • Psychosocial Mechanisms Linking the Social Environment to Mental Health in African Americans 

    Mama, Scherezade K.; Li, Yisheng; Basen-Engquist, Karen; Lee, Rebecca E.; Thompson, Deborah; Wetter, David W.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2016)
    Resource-poor social environments predict poor health, but the mechanisms and processes linking the social environment to psychological health and well-being remain unclear. This study explored psychosocial mediators of ...
  • Cooperation and Co-optation in Transnational Activism 

    Howe, Cymene (2010)
    Cooperation and co-optation, despite their shared prefixes, seem to suggest very different approaches to establishing coalitions, politics and sociality. Where cooperation suggests prioritizing collective knowledge - shared ...
  • Financial strain and cancer risk behaviors among African Americans 

    Advani, Pragati S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Savoy, Elaine J.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from the adverse consequences of behavioral risk factors for cancer relative to other ethnic groups. Recent studies have assessed how financial strain might uniquely ...
  • Discrimination, Affect, and Cancer Risk Factors among African Americans 

    Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Adams, Claire E.; Cao, Yumei; Nguyen, Nga; Wetter, David W.; Watkins, Kellie L.; Regan, Seann D.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives: To examine whether stress or depressive symptoms mediated associations between perceived discrimination and multiple modifiable behavioral risk factors for cancer among 1363 African American adults. Methods: ...
  • Financial Strain and Self-rated Health among Black Adults 

    Savoy, Elaine J.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga; Advani, Pragati S.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Wetter, David W.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives: To explore associations between financial strain and self-rated health among 1341 black adults. Methods: Associations were investigated using a covariate-adjusted linear regression model. Mediation (via stress ...
  • Sexual borderlands: Lesbian and gay migration, human rights, and the metropolitan community church 

    Howe, Cymene (2007)
    This article considers several questions surrounding sexual migration, binational same-sex couples, legal precedent, and the role of religious communities in lesbian and gay migration to the United States. With theoretical ...
  • Epistemic Engineering and the Lucha for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua 

    Howe, Cymene (2013)
    From 1992 to 2007, Nicaragua had the dubious distinction of maintaining the most repressive antisodomy law in the Americas. Based upon several years of field research with activists involved in what they have called the ...
  • Sexual adjudications and queer transpositions 

    Howe, Cymene (2014)
    Each of the articles included in this special issue of the Journal of Language and Sexuality asks us to imagine queer im/migration, asylum and sexual citizenship in multiple dimensions and to probe the discursive operations ...
  • Paradoxical Infrastructures: Ruins, Retrofit, and Risk 

    Howe, Cymene; Lockrem, Jessica; Appel, Hannah; Hackett, Edward; Boyer, Dominic; Hall, Randal; Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew; Pope, Albert; Gupta, Akhil; Rodwell, Elizabeth; Ballestero, Andrea; Durbin, Trevor; el-Dahdah, Farès; Long, Elizabeth; Mody, Cyrus (2015)
    In recent years, a dramatic increase in the study of infrastructure has occurred in the social sciences and humanities, following upon foundational work in the physical sciences, architecture, planning, information science, ...
  • The Legible Lesbian: Crimes of Passion in Nicaragua 

    Howe, Cymene (2009)
    This article considers a precedent-setting murder case in Nicaragua that rendered a conviction based upon the victim's ‘sexual option’ and status as a ‘lesbian.’ A significant achievement for advocates in Nicaragua, the ...

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