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Journal of Community Health

The Publication for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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03.06.2019 | Original Paper

Hispanic Men and Women’s Knowledge, Beliefs, Perceived Susceptibility, and Barriers to Clinical Breast Examination and Mammography Practices in South Texas Colonias

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women of all ethnicities. Though the disease is not a primary concern within male populations male perceptions and beliefs of breast cancer screening may contribute to a partner’s or …

31.05.2019 | Original Paper

Risk Factors for Bed Bugs Among Urban Emergency Department Patients

Bed bugs are a significant and under-studied public health nuisance. We surveyed 706 emergency department patients and found bed bug infestations were more likely (p < 0.05) among subjects having persons 19–64 years of age in the house, living in …

29.05.2019 | Original Paper

Increasing Birth Cohort Screening for Chronic Hepatitis C in a Primary Care Clinic with Panel Management

Chronic hepatitis C affects millions of people worldwide and patients born between 1945 and 1965 are at elevated risk. Hepatitis C infection can lead to health complications including liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Recent …

24.05.2019 | Original Paper

Community Screening, Identification, and Referral to Primary Care, for Hepatitis C, B, and HIV Among Homeless Persons in Los Angeles

People experiencing homelessness are disproportionally affected by drug and alcohol use and by their serious health consequences. In this study, 137 adults from the “UCLA/ARG/RAND Homeless Hepatitis Study” who were sampled from shelters and meal …

23.05.2019 | Original Paper

Hepatitis B Virus Screening and Vaccination in First-generation African Immigrants: A Pilot Study

Foreign-born African immigrants bear a large burden of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver disease in the U.S. However, HBV awareness and knowledge of HBV screening and vaccination among this population is limited. This study aimed to provide a …

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The Journal of Community Health, a peer-reviewed publication, offers original articles on the practice, teaching, and research of community health. Coverage includes preventive medicine, new forms of health manpower, analysis of environmental factors, delivery of health care services, and the study of health maintenance and health insurance programs. Serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas and clarification, the journal features articles on projects that make a significant impact on the education of health personnel.

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