Estimating Smoking–Attributable Mortality in the United States

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Fenelon and Preston discuss how smoking cigarettes has caused a great deal of premature deaths in the United States. The objective of the authors was to provide more accurate estimates of how smoking effects life expectancy of adults in the United States for the year 2004. They...

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...

The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors

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Danaei, Ding, Mozaffarian, Taylor, Rehm, et al., in their article discuss 12 particular modifiable dietary (high salt intake, minimal consumption of fruits and vegetables), lifestyle (tobacco smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol use), and metabolic risk factors (high blood...

Changing Epidemiology of Small-Cell Lung Cancer in the United States Over the Last 30 Years: Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiologic, and End Results Database

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Govindan, Page, Morgensztern, Read, Tierney, Vlahiotis, Spitznagel and Piccirillo discuss small-cancer lung cancer and utilize SEER data to look at incidence rate trends over the last 30 years from 1973-2002 by sex and what stage the cancer was at for these individuals. The...