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  • In the May 2020 issue of Southern Medical Journal in the article by Hareza et al, “National Estimates of Noncanine Bite and Sting Injuries Treated in US Hospital Emergency Departments, 2011–2015”, the degree listed for author Ricky Langley is incorrect. The correct degree should be “Ricky Langley, MD, MPH.” The post National Estimates of Noncanine Bite and Sting Injuries Treated in US Hospital Emergency Departments, 2011–2015: Erratum appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: Mississippi has one of the highest mortality rates in colorectal cancer (CRC) and one of the lowest rates of CRC screening in the United States. The purpose of the study was to assess the characteristics of Mississippians who met the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on CRC... The post Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Screening among Mississippi Adults: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: The United States has experienced an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the past decade, a trend that may be influenced by communication gaps between family physicians and patients. We sought to identify factors that hinder discussion about safe sexual practices and STIs, understand physicians’ perceptions of their... The post Primary Care Perceptions and Practices on Discussion and Advice Regarding Sexual Practices appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • Objectives: This study describes the changes in prevalence odds ratios (PORs) for Alzheimer disease (AD) in the northeast Tennessee region (NTR) during a 3-year period, describes the statistical assessment process, and critically assesses the database from which the statistical association was derived. The article also examines several beliefs pertinent to... The post Increased Prevalence in Alzheimer Disease in the Northeast Tennessee Region of the United States appeared first on Southern Medical Association .
  • To the Editor: Suicide rates have been increasing in the United States for nearly 2 decades. In 2017, 14 of every 100,000 people in the United States died by suicide, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, a 33% increase since 1999.1 Suicide rates have increased for... The post Earlier Onset of Depression and Suicide Rates appeared first on Southern Medical Association .