April 2018, Volume 111 - Issue 4

A Social-Ecological Review of Cancer Disparities in Kentucky

Sharon D. Rodriguez, MHA, Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, MBA, Bin Huang, DrPH, MS, Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH

Abstract: Cancer continuously ranks among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. The burden of cancer is particularly elevated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its 54-county Appalachian region, where cancer is the leading cause of death. Kentucky’s high rates...

(pp 213-219)

Comparison of Children’s Menu Items at Full- and Quick-Service Restaurants

Mona A. Eissa, MD, PhD, Katherine Hearne, MPH, RDN, Nora Saavedra, MD

Abstract: Objectives: The proportion of food consumed by children from restaurants tripled during the last 4 decades and that coincided with the increased rate of obesity. Despite the presence of data linking quick-service (QS) food consumption to poor diet quality, studies comparing...

(pp 192-197)

Importance of Interdisciplinary Medical Education: A Frontline Perspective

Aman Pandey, BS, MS4, Jennifer S. Jackson, MD

Abstract: What do you get when a physician, nurse, social worker, and physical therapist walk into a patient’s room? No, this is not the start of some joke, but rather just a regular day at the hospital. I often think about one of my first trauma call nights as a student. Everyone...

(pp 209-210)