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July 2011

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The Internet makes prescription drug abuse easier

Online prescription drug sales require better oversight: For every 10 percent increase in high-speed Internet use at the state level, associated treatment facility admissions for prescription drug abuse rose by 1 percent.

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Learning more about how racial/ethnic differences influence health behaviors

Racial/ethnic differences influence the way that neighborhood socioeconomic status affects health behaviors.

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Testing a new intervention for preventing student obesity: SNaX

This project developed and designed Students for Nutrition and eXercise (SNaX), an intervention aimed at translating school obesity-prevention policies into practice with peer advocacy of healthy eating and school cafeteria changes.

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Many cases of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis are not diagnosed

Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis symptoms are widespread among United States women and associated with considerable disability. Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis may be underdiagnosed.

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The Brief Symptom Inventory: How robust for comparisons of psychological functioning across ethnic groups?

This study used data from 3 sites to examine the invariance and psychometric characteristics of the Brief Symptom Inventory–18 across black, Hispanic, and white mothers of 5th graders. Results showed that the instrument may be used for mean comparisons between black and white women.

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Moving research into practice is best thought of as a generalized process pathway rather than a series of discrete phases

Evaluation of translational research should focus on identification of key operational and measurable markers along a generalized process pathway from research to practice.

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RAND COMPARE Releases New Website

Policymakers at the Federal and state levels are facing new challenges as they implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). RAND COMPARE is a modeling tool that simulates the impact of implementation decisions on insurance coverage, premiums, and health care spending. The results of these simulations can be used by policy makers to help them understand and anticipate likely choices made by firms and consumers under a variety of options.

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Evaluating the relationship between parenting factors and adolescent problem behaviors

This study examined whether specific parenting factors can be used to predict adolescent problem behaviors in intervention studies.

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Recent Documents

Evaluation of RxNorm in Ambulatory Electronic Prescribing

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Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT): A Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Clients with Co-Occurring Alcohol and Drug Use Problems -- Group Leader's Manual

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Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT): A Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Clients with Co-Occurring Alcohol and Drug Use Problems -- Group Member's Workbook

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Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT-2): An Integrated Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Co-Occurring Depression and Alcohol and Drug Use Problems -- Group Leader's Manual

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Building Recovery by Improving Goals, Habits, and Thoughts (BRIGHT-2): An Integrated Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Co-Occurring Depression and Alcohol and Drug Use Problems -- Group Member's Workbook

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Insights from Early RAND Research on Deployment: Effects on U.S. Service Members and Their Families

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Research Highlights & Fact Sheets

What Is the Impact of Using Evidence-Based Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in Veterans?

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How Should Drugs be Identified in Electronic Prescribing Systems?

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