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Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions

Meers JM, Short MB, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL and Auslander BA
Int Arch Public Health Community Med Volume 1, Issue 1

Abstract: HPV vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. Recommendations from healthcare providers are associated with increased parental vaccine intentions and uptake, but many providers fail to deliver strong recommendations. We sought to describe provider-parent communications about HPV vaccination in a sample of vaccine-hesitant parents.

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Demographic Study on Hepatitis A Infections among Outpatients of Selected Hospitals within Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

Timothy Waje, Anthony John Dadah, Muhammad Yusha'u and Chanu Iliyasu
Int Arch Public Health Community Med Volume 1, Issue 1

Abstract: Hepatitis A infection formerly called infectious hepatitis is caused by the Hepatitis A Virus. The infection is transmitted primarily via the fecal-oral route through contaminated foods or drinks. The Virus poses a significant threat to public health because of its ability to cause fulminant hepatitis which still remains a point of concern.

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Neck Pain and Low Back Pain in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jerry Y Du, Alexander Aichmair, Joshua E Schroeder, Paul D Kiely, Joseph T Nguyen and Darren R Lebl
Int Arch Public Health Community Med Volume 1, Issue 1

Abstract: Neck Pain (NP) and Low Back Pain (LBP) are among the top four major causes of disability. There is a paucity of data regarding the prevalence and Quality of Life (QOL) issues associated with NP and LBP in American medical students. The aim of the present study was to characterize NP and LBP in American medical students.

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Comparative Analysis of Harms Associated with Conservative Management and Immediate Treatment among Low Risk Localized Prostate Cancer Patients: A Population Based Study

Palak K Patel, Matthew Perri and Randall L Tackett
Int Arch Public Health Community Med Volume 1, Issue 1

Abstract: Using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare-linked database, a total of 6,868 patients aged ≥ 66 years diagnosed with low risk localized prostate cancer in the year 2004 and 2005 were identified. Patients who received either immediate or delayed treatment (> 6 months after diagnosis) were followed for 5-years to determine toxicities and survival.

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