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Where Breast Cancer Kills the Most

County-level findings of breast cancer deaths across the United States between 2000 and 2015 showed significant risk of breast cancer mortality among Hispanic women in the south and southwest.

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Water Quality Violations

Most Americans have access to safe drinking water, but communities in rural areas are most likely to experience water quality violations.

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Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia

The Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP) was created to identify and stop the progression of black lung in coal miners. However, coal miners in central Appalachia are experiencing a resurgence of black lung.

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Preventive Care Deficit

Only 8% of surveyed adults age 35 and older received all recommended high-priority clinical preventive services.

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Christmas Copulation Increases Fall Population

September is the most common birthday month in the United States, with September 16 the most common birth date. The popularity of September birthdays isn’t happenstance.

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Multi-Dose Vaccines: Not Getting it Done

The HPV vaccine requires a series of shots to prevent infection, but it is difficult to get young patients to return for multiple visits of preventive care.

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Out of School, Out of Luck

School suspension is linked to lower grades, increased expulsions, and increased risk of incarceration. Disciplinary actions are often distributed unequally, based on gender, race, and personal ability.

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Nurse Practitioners and Country Living

As the American Medical Colleges predicts a shortage of physicians, the role of nurse practitioners may increase. Barnes and colleagues studied the trends in nurse practitioners who practiced in rural and nonrural primary care settings.

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