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KB Researchers and Collaborators Attend SBM Annual Meeting

Alli Dietz - Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:10

Last week, the Society of Behavioral Medicine hosted its 36th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Advancing the National Prevention Strategy Through Behavioral Medicine Innovation.” The National Prevention Strategy, which was released by the Surgeon General in 2011, aims to “guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being.”

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Support a Local Cancer Organization at Tax Time

Alli Dietz - Thursday, 9 April 2015 03:44

In 2014, there were an estimated 23,810 new cancer cases in Colorado, not including basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. Thankfully, many resources are available that address the needs of Coloradans impacted by cancer, several of which receive funding through the Colorado Cancer Fund. The goal of the Cancer Fund is to help reduce mortality from cancer by improving early detection and expanding existing education, screening and quality of life services throughout Colorado for populations who are currently undeserved.

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KB Smartphone App featured in JAMA Dermatology

Alli Dietz - Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:26

In 2012, Dr. Dave Buller and colleagues conducted 2 randomized controlled trials to determine if a smartphone app, Solar Cell, would increase sun protection practices and decrease sunburn prevalence by improving sun protection norms, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and intentions. The results of the two trials were published in JAMA Dermatology.

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Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Gill Woodall

Alli Dietz - Thursday, 15 January 2015 01:00

Dr. Gill Woodall has joined Klein Buendel as a Senior Scientist. He received a B.A. in Psychology, and an M. A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Florida.  Dr. Woodall brings expertise in health communication, prevention research, communication strategies for substance abuse and cancer prevention, and Internet-based interventions to the KB research team.

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A Website Program for the HPV Vaccination: GoHealthyGirls.org

Alli Dietz - Thursday, 8 January 2015 09:40

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

The Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) is the primary cause of cervical cancer responsible for about 70% of the cases. Understanding the relationship of HPV to cervical cancer is significant because 79 million Americans are currently infected by HPV and another 14 million will become newly infected each year. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first vaccine to prevent HPV infections and by extension cancer cases. Since the introduction of the vaccine, HPV prevalence among females between the ages of 14-19 has decreased by 56%.

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