Eight Americas New Perspectives on U.S. | Health Disparities

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Murray, Kulkarni, and Ezzati in their article look at 8 different populations in the United States. The 8 populations they observed were Asians, below-median income whites living in the Northland, Middle America, Poor whites living in Appalachia and the Mississippi Valley, Native...

Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Toolkit Overview

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In this article by the Texas Department of State Health Services they talk about how tobacco is taking a huge toll on its residents and how secondhand smoke has become a huge issue to those individuals who do not smoke. They also talk about how effects of tobacco on health is not...

HEALTH DISPARITIES: STATE LAWS

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In this article by the National Conference of State Legislatures they provide examples of laws implemented since 2005 to deal with various social determinants of health. The examples provided also provide great examples of how laws have been put in place to ensure health...

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities | Summary Report

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In this report provided by the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute they discuss how to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. In this report background information is provided pertaining to the burden caused by tobacco all across the United States...

Lung cancer mortality is elevated in coal-mining areas of Appalachia

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Hendryx, O’Donnell, and Horn in their article look at whether the increased rates of lung cancer mortalities in Appalachia were due only to smoking, poverty, education, and other demographics or if living in heavy coal-mining areas had something to do with contributing to lung...

Tobacco and Health Disparities

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Mills in her article discusses how healthcare professionals, public health officials, and researchers need to work together in order to determine existing gaps in existing knowledge in order to more effectively address the burden of tobacco related diseases and premature deaths...

Appalachia: Where Place Matters in Health

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Behringer, and Friedell discuss health disparities in Appalachia. The areas considered to be a part of Appalachia have high rates of cancer. The highest rates are seen in cervical cancer, heart disease and premature mortality. Behringer and Friedell utilize studies that were done...

TOBACCO USE DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY: THE SMOKING BEHAVIORS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND THEIR ATTEMPTS TO QUIT

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Gilchrsit discusses utilization of tobacco by African American women pre and post pregnancy as well as their attempts to quit in Pennsylvania and in the city of Pittsburgh. She mentions that African American women in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh had the greatest number of health...

The role of tobacco in cancer health disparities

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Vidrine, Reitzel, and Wetter talk about how even though sufficient effort has been made to reduce smoking rates over the years, it still accounts for the most preventable morbidity and mortality rates in the United States. They make a point similar to other articles that tobacco...
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