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Highlights from Volume 14 of Women's Health Issues

January/February
This issue featured the inaugural editorial forum. The forum on choices regarding treatment and health behaviors after breast cancer featured editorials from Ann Barry Floods, PhD; Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH; JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH; Michelle D. Holmes, MD, DrPH; and Candyce H. Kroenke, ScD.

March/April
The lead-off article in this issue is "The Development and Validation of the Primary Care Satisfaction Survey for Women" by Sarah Hudson Scholle, DrPH; Carol S. Weisman, PhD; Roger T. Anderson, PhD; and Fabian Camacho, MS. This paper reports the development and psychometric properties of a new survey instrument to measure women's satisfaction with their primary care. A multi-site, cross-sectional validation survey of 1,202 women receiving care in primary care settings in Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania was conducted.

May/June
This issue features an editorial regarding postmenopausal dementia and the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study. Also published in this issue was the winner of the Ortho-McNeil Award, "Associations Between Forced Sex, Sexual and Protective Practices, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among a National Sample of Adolescent Girls", by Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD and Yasamin Kusunoki, MPH.

July/August
This issue features the second editorial forum on the women's health agenda in an election year. Contributors include Anne S. Kasper, PhD; Sheryl Burt Ruzek, PhD, MPH; and Trude Bennett, MSW, MPH, DrPH.

September/October
This issue includes "Correlations of Body Mass Index and Waist-to-Hip Ratio Among Mexican Women in the United States: Implications for Intervention Development" by Guadalupe X. Ayala, PhD, MPH; John P. Elder, PhD, MPH; Nadia R. Campbell, MPH; Donald J. Slymen, PhD; Nupur Roy, MD, MPH; Moshe Engelberg, PhD, MPH; and Theodore Ganiats, MD. This study contributes to our understanding of acculturation and obesity by examining the association between acculturation, body mass index, and waist-to-hip ratio.

 
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