This collection features publications by faculty and staff in the School of Health Sciences, which connects outside healthcare researchers to Walden University's latest research in today’s health environments.

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Submissions from 2018

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Exploring Compassion in U.S. Nurses: Results from an International Research Study, Magdeline C. Aagard Dr, Irena Papadopoulos, and Jessica Biles

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20 years of research on sexually aggressive women: What I think we know and what I’m sure we don’t know, Dr. Peter B. Anderson

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Generation Cohort Differences in Male and Female Use of Tactics to Gain Sex from an Unwilling Partner, Dr. Peter B. Anderson

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New Media Tools Impact on Online, Health Science Students’ Academic Persistence and Support: Lessons Learned from Two Pilot Studies, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Jody O. Early, Michelle M. Burcin, Kim Bolin, Nicole Holland, and Sun No

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Operationalizing Surveillance of Chronic Disease Self-Management and Self-Management Support, Teresa J. Brady, Jeffery Sacks, Albert J. Terrillion, and Erin Colligan

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Characteristics of HIV screening among New Jersey adults aged 18 years or older post-Hurricane Sandy, 2014, Nathaniel R. Geyer, Vasileios Margaritis, and Nancy K. Rea

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Food Science in an Era of Environmental Concern, Irana Hawkins

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Making Your Wishes Known: Who Completes an Advance Directive and Shares It With Their Health Care Team or Loved Ones?, Megumi Inoue, Emily Ihara, and A.J. Terrillion

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Program Management for Faculty Development: Addressing the Changing Faculty Roles in a Direct Assessment Competency-Based Model, Linda J. Mast, Bobbi Winter, Miriam Ross, and Lisa Monica McIntyre-Hite

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CBEN's quality framework: A case study in its application to CBE curriculum quality standards at Walden University, Lisa McIntry-Hite, Martha Cheney, Sandra Weinstein Bever, Linda J. Mast, and Alexander R. Hapka

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CBEN's Quality Framework: A Case Study in Its Application to CBE Curriculum Quality Standards at Walden University, Lisa Monica McIntyre-Hite, Martha Cheney, Sandra Weinstein Bever, Linda J. Mast, and Alexander R. Hapka

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Vegetarianism, Timothy Radak

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Time Since First Acting on Same-Sex Attraction and Recreational Drug Use among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM): Is There an Effect of “Gay Age”?, Cara E. Rice, Sara A. Vasilenko, Stephanie T. Lanza, John A. Davis, Karen S. Fields, Melissa Ervin, and Abigail Norris Turner

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The Impact of Work-Related Stress on Medication Errors in Eastern Region Saudi Arabia, Abdul Salam, David Segal, Munir Ahmad Abu-Helalah, Mary Lou Gutierrez, Imran Joosub, Wasim Ahmed, Rubina Bibi, Elizabeth Clarke, and Ali Ahmed Al Qarni

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Global Trends and Prostate Cancer: A Review of Incidence, Detection, and mortality as influenced by Race, Ethnicity, and Geographic Location, Harold E. Taitt Jr.

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Evaluating the Impact of Integrated Care on Service Utilization in Serious Mental Illness, Heidi C. Waters, Michael F. Furukawa, and Shari Jorissen

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Prolonged Screen Viewing Times and Sociodemographic Factors among Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey in China, Xianglong Xu, Dengyuan Liu, Yunshuang Rao, Huan Zeng, Fan Zhang, Lu Wang, Yaojie Xie, Manoj Sharma, and Zhao Zhao

Submissions from 2017

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Addressing Critical Multiculturalism in Online Education Using a Poly-Framework Approach, Srikanta Banerjee and Jill A. Firtell

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Diabetes and Cardiorenal Syndrome: Understanding the “Triple Threat”, Srikanta Banerjee and Raymond Panas

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Are stressful life events (SLEs) associated with the utilization of substance use treatment-related services?, M Cruz-Feliciano, Aimee Ferraro, and Angela W. Prehn

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Are Stressful Life Events (SLEs) Associated with the Utilization of Substance Use Treatment-Related Services?, M Cruz-Feliciano, Aimee Ferraro, and Angela W. Prehn

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Understanding Health Literacy Skills in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Paticia Laubach Dunn, Vasileios Margaritis, and Cheryl L. Anderson

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Use of Grounded Theory in Cardiovascular Research, Patrick J. Dunn, Vasileios Margaritis, and Cheryl Anderson

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Understanding health literacy skills in patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes, Patrick J. Dunn, Vasileios Margaritis, and Cheryl L. Anderson

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Roles of Attitudes and Intentions in Predicting Adherence to Oral Diabetes Medications, EK Fai, Cheryl Anderson, and Victor Ferreros

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Factors associated with the utilization of community dental services among newly incarcerated adults, Whitney C. Graves, Starla Hairston Blanks, Lee S. Caplan, Katherine A. Erwin, Cynthia S. Ditslear, and Henrie M. Treadwell

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Undergraduate Students' Exposure, Knowledge, Utilization, and Intended Use of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Amy S. Hedman-Robertson

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High Reliability Organization in the Healthcare Industry: A Model of Performance Excellence and Innovation, Mountasser Kadrie Dr.

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Skin cancer prevention practices among nursing students: A critical need for improvement, Linda Pham, Brian Martin, Vinayak K. Nahar, Javier F. Boyas, Manoj Sharma, Teresa A. Pipper, and Robert T. Brodell

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Perceptions of Women Receiving Services from Domestic Violence Advocacy and Counseling Programs, Lisa Y. Proby

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Engaging conceptions of identity in a context of medical pluralism: explaining treatment choices for everyday illness in Niger, Kelley C. Sams

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Perceptions of peer sexual behavior: Do adolescents believe in a sexual double standard?, M Young, S Cardenas, Jamie A. Donnelly, and J M. Kittleson

Submissions from 2016

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Digital Health Education for the Fully Online College Student: An Exploratory Study, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr. and Michelle M. Burcin

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Motivating Positive Condom Use Intentions among High School Students Through Teacher-Student Led HIV/AIDS Education Program in a Rural District of Ghana., Adam Awulo and Hadi Danawi

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Relationship of Various Infection Control Interventions to the Prevalence of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Among U.S. Hospitals, Victor Buford, Vibha Kumar, and Bernice Roberts Kennedy

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A Model for HIV Disclosure of a Parent's And/Or a Child's Illness, Gary J. Burkholder Jr and Grace Gachanja

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Reducing Disparities by way of a Cancer Disparities Research Training Program, Lee S. Caplan, Tabia H. Akintobi, Tandeca K. Gordon, Tiffany Zellner, Selina A. Smith, and Daniel S. Blumenthal

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Interpersonal Violence Is Associated With Increased Severity of Geriatric Facial Trauma, Joseph E. Cillo Jr and Talmage Holmes

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Maternal Mortality in Chad., Hadi Danawi, Shon Deen, and Tala Hasbini

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Targeting Unintended Teen Pregnancy in the U.S., Hadi Danawi, Bryant Zenobia, and Tala Hasbini

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Enhancing informal patient education in nursing practice: A review of the literature, Paticia Laubach Dunn and Karen L. Milheim

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COPD in farmers: what have we learnt?, Leslie Elliott and Susanna von Essen

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Evaluation of a Temporary, Immersive Learning Community based on Worldschooling, Aimee Ferraro

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Characteristics of Childhood Lead Poisoning Among Tennessee Children Ages One to Five Years, 2009–2013, D. M. Ford, Vasileios Margaritis, and Aaron Mendelsohn

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Characteristics of childhood lead poisoning among Tennessee children ages one to five years, 2009–2013, D. M. Ford, Vasileios Margaritis, and A.B. Mendeshon

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2014 Missouri School Health Profiles and Teacher Professional Development, Kimberly Kato and Regan Dodd

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Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Literacy, Ethnicity, Education, and Wealth in Kenya, Eunice Kimunai, Pete B. Anderson, and S. Kapella-Mashigeni

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Transforming Care of the Behavioral Health Patient in an Emergency Department Setting, Theresa J. Kubiel

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Are We Sending the Wrong Message When We Ask Health Care Workers to Wash Their Hands?, Sharon Kurtz

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Gender differences in oral health status and behavior of Greek dental students: A meta-analysis of 1981, 2000, and 2010 data, E Mamai-Homata, H Koletsi-Kounari, and Vasileios Margaritis

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Perceptions of Stroke Risks among West African Male Immigrants in San Diego: A Qualitative Investigation, Vasileios Margaritis, Jeanne Connors, and Lawrence Agi

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Willingness of Australian health educators and health promotion officers to conduct rapid HIV testing, Angela W. Prehn, Anthony J. Santella, Jacquie Fraser, and E Boye-Codjoe

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Self-Esteem and Risky Behaviors Among Residents of a Tanzanian Sugar Plantation: A Brief Report, Cara E. Rice, Abigail Norris Turner, Sabine Mtweve, and Alison H. Norris

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Willingness of Certified Health Education Specialists to conduct rapid HIV testing: Results from the Promoting Research on Methods in Screening Expertise Study, Anthony J. Santella, Jacquie Fraser, and Angela Prehn

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Willingness of Australian health educators and health promotion officers to conduct rapid HIV testing, Anthony J. Santella, Jacquie Fraser, Angela W. Prehn, and E Boye-Codjoe

Submissions from 2015

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The Role of Ultrasound in the Lebanese Outreach Setting, Reem Abu-Rustum, Fouad M. Ziade, and Hadi Danawi

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CYP2A6 Polymorphisms May Strengthen Individualized Treatment for Nicotine Dependence, Yawo M. Akrodou

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Use Mobile Communication Technologies to Increase Students’ Feelings of Connectedness and Instructor Support, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr.

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Depression in Student-Athletes: a Particularly At-Risk Group? A Systematic Review of the Literature, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Michelle M. Burcin, Wendy Bjerke Ph.D., and Jody O. Early

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Use Digital Communication Tools to Enhance Online Communities of Inquiry, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Michelle M. Burcin, and Jody O. Early

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Factors Associated with a Lack of Pap Smear Utilization in Women Exposed in Utero to Diethylstilbestrol, Elizabeth A. Camp, Angela W. Prehn, Ji Shen, Arthur Herbst, William C. Strohsnitter, Christopher Hobday, Stanley J. Robboy, and Ervin Adam

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A Review of Fatherhood Related Issues in the Country of Lebanon, Hadi Danawi and Tala Hasbini

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Exploring Racial Disparity in St. Louis City Fetal-Infant Death, Hadi Danawi and Marie Peoples

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The Association between Sleep Loss and Women’s Wellness Decisions, Gudeta D. Fufaa and Amber S. Linde

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A Couple’s Marital Disharmony and its Psychological Effects on their Children during the HIV Disclosure Process in Kenya, Grace Gachanja

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A Rapid Assessment of Post-Disclosure Experiences of Urban HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative School-Aged Children in Kenya, Grace Gachanja

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The Strong Temple, Wayne J. Jacobs

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Health Care Education Is a Lifeline for the National Economy, Mountasser Kadrie Dr.

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Childhood Obesity: Injuries, Physical Activity Recommendations and Behavior Change Strategies, Kimberly Kato

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Challenging the efficacy of different dental bleaching protocols, A. Koniaris and Vasileios Margaritis

Diffusion of Rapid HIV Oral Testing Among Dental Professionals, E Mamai-Homata, H Koletsi-Kounari, J Snodgrass, Vasileios Margaritis, and Michelle Connor

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An initial survey of health management online programs: commonalities, differences, and future trends, Linda J. Mast, Anne M. Hewitt, and Donald Zimmerman

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Developing an online direct-assessment competency-based Masters of Healthcare Administration: Insights, challenges, and lessons learned, Lisa Monica McIntyre-Hite, Mountasser Kadrie Dr., Heather Pederson, and Terry Hudgins

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The Power of the Context Map: Designing Realistic Outcome Evaluation Strategies and Other Unanticipated Benefits, Ralph Renger and Jirina Foltysova

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Oral Health Practices of State and Non-State-Funded Licensed Childcare Centers in Wisconsin, Usa, Dana Scheunemann, Michael Schwab, and Vasileios Margaritis

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Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Surveillance and Disease Severity, David Segal and T V. Feldblyum

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Life Course Exposure to Smoke and Early Menopause and Menopausal Transition, H Tawfik, J Kline, J Jacobson, P Tehranifar, A Protacio, A Flom, J.D. Cirillo, B.A. Cohn, and M.B. Terry

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Contaminated Irrigation Water and the Associated Public Health Risks, Tsanangurayi Tongesayi

Client-Centered Care Approach to Group Home Care, Peniel M. Wambugu

Submissions from 2014

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An Evaluation of a College Exercise Leader Program: Using Exercise Science Students as Advocates for Behavior Modification, Shelley N. Armstrong Dr., Daniel R. Henderson, Michelle M. Burcin, and Brian M. Williams

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Impact of Invasive Fungal Infections on Mortality, Length of Hospital Stay, and Costs in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Jenny Cai, Angela W. Prehn, Haran Schlamm, Massimiliano Mucci, and Aimee Ferraro

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Change of Optical Properties of Contemporary Polychromatic Resin Composites After Light Curing and Finishing, Sofia Diamantopoulou, Efstratios Papazoglou, Vasileios Margaritis, and A Kakaboura

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HIV-Positive Parents’ Accounts on Disclosure Preparation Activities in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary Burkholder, and Aimee Ferraro

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HIV-Positive Parents, HIV-Positive Children, and HIV-Negative Children’s Perspectives on Disclosure of a Parent’s and Child’s Illness in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder Jr, and Aimee Ferraro

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Parents' and children's emotions spanning the HIV disclosure process in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder Jr, and Aimee Ferraro

Parents' and Children's Emotions Spanning the HIV Disclosure Process in Kenya, Grace Gachanja, Gary J. Burkholder, and Aimee Ferraro

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Traditional Teaching and its Effect on Research-Based Teaching: Science via Online Instruction, LaToya N. Johnson, Dana Marie Thomas, and K. Y. Williams

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Sweet Liking is Associated with Transformation of Heavy Drinking into Alcohol-Related Problems in Young Adults with High Novelty Seeking, Alexy Kampov-Polevoy, Leslie Lange, Geogiy Bobashev, Barry Eggleston, Tammy Root, and James C. Garbutt

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Relationship Between Demographics and Breastfeeding Behavior Among HIV Positive Women in Kenya, Eunice Kimunai, Salome Kapella-Mshigeni, Peter B. Anderson, and Angela W. Prehn

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Mother-Child Communication about Sexual Health, HPV and Cervical Cancer among Antenatal Clinic Attendees in Johannesburg, South Africa, K Leser, Shelley Francis, and J Nelson

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Does the Perception of Psychosocial Factors Increase the Risk of Pesticide Exposure among Seasonal Hispanic Farmworkers?, Donna L. Levesque and Ahmed A. Arif

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Challenges in Assessing Erosive Tooth Wear, Vasileios Margaritis and J Nunn

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Exploring the Impact of an Interprofessional Care Protocol on the Patient Experience and Outcomes for Seniors with Diabetes, Linda J. Mast, Ateequr Rahman, Diane Bridges, and Neil L. Horsley

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Conservative Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Multiple Myeloma Patients, P. I. Melea, I. Melakopoulos, E. Kastritis, C. Tesseromatis, Vasileios Margaritis, M. A. Dimopoulos, and E. Terpos

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Physical Activity Patterns Among U.S. Adults with and without Serious Psychological Distress, Catherine A. Okoro, Georjean Stoodt, James E. Rohrer, Tara Wynn Strine, Chaoyang Li, and Lina S. Balluz

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Exploring the Impact of Stress on Pregnancy Loss, Marie Peoples, Anika C. Thrower, and Hadi Danawi

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The Role of Health Education Specialists in Conducting Rapid HIV Testing, Angela W. Prehn, Anthony J. Santella, and Jacquie Fraser

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Comparing Stage at Diagnosis Among Patients with Breast Cancer Served by Military and Civilian Medical Care Systems, Samantha Leigh Fields Salain, J Rohrer, G Peoples, G Stood, and Hadi Danawi

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A Mixed Methods Examination of the Influence of Dimensions of Support on Training Transfer, Laura A. Schindler and Gary J. Burkholder

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Maternal Oral Care: A Health Practitioner’s Toolkit, Anika C. Thrower, Dianne Hogan-Thrower, and Hadi Danawi