Ethnicity & Disease/Volume 17, Number 2

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PROCEEDINGS FROM THE FOURTH BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH ISSUES IN THE ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITY

SECTION I

Introduction
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Wael A. Sakr, MD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; May Darwish-Yassine, PhD

SECTION II. HIGHLIGHTS OF KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

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Adnan Hammad, PhD; May Darwish-Yassine, PhD; Wael A. Sakr, MD

SECTION III TOBACCO AND HEATH

Overview
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Editors: David J.P. Bassett, PhD; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN

Commentary on Tobacco: The World’s Leading Cause of Cancer
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John R. Seffrin, PhD

Commentary on the Global Epidemic of Tobacco, A Manufactured Disease. What it Looks Like Today and What’s to Come
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Kenneth E. Warner, PhD

Global Epidemiology and Health Hazards of Tobacco Use: Arab World Patterns
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Omar Shafey, PhD, MPH

A Review: Depression and Smoking
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Cynthia L. Arfken, PhD

Collaborative Research of Tobacco Use and Its Predictors in Arab and Non-Arab American 9th Graders
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Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN; Thomas Templin, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Linda Weglicki, PhD, RN; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Sharifa Abou-Mediene, MD, MPH

Tobacco Use Patterns Among High School Students: Do Arab American Youth Differ?
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Linda S. Weglicki, PhD, RN; Thomas Templin, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Sharifa Abou-Mediene, MD, MPH; Mona Farroukh; Virginia Hill Rice, PhD, RN

Abstract: Patterns of Smoking Among Aleppo University Students
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Nizar Akil, MD

Abstract: Active and Passive Smoking During Pregnancy in Aleppo, Syria: Does It Affect the Outcome?
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Moujahed Hammami, MD; Maed Ramamdan, MD; Ali Sereo, MD

SECTION IV. LIFE STYLE AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

Overview
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Editors: May Darwish-Yassine, PhD; Linda Jaber, PharmD

Managing Cardiovascular Risk Barriers to Optimal Health Outcomes in the Arab American Patient
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Walid A. Harb, MD

Depression and Cardiovascular Disease
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Manuel E. Tancer, MD; Alireza Amirsadri, MD

Male Infertility in Lebanon: A Case-Controlled Study
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Loulou Kobeissi, DrPH; Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD

Project Salaam: Assessing Mental Health Needs Among San Diego’s Greater Middle Eastern and East African Communities
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Joahim O. F. Reimann, PhD; Dolores I. Rodriguez-Reimann, PhD, Mehboob Ghulan, MD; Mohammed F. Beylouni, PhD

The Use of Glucose-Lowering Agents and Aspirin Among Arab Americans with Diabetes
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Helen D. Berlie, PharmD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Linda A. Jaber, PharmD

Abstract: Asthma, Environmental Risk Factors, and Hypertension Among Arab Americans in the Metro Detroit Area
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Mary Johnson, PhD; Jerome Nriagu, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Kathryn Savoie, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD

SECTION V. REPORT: INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION ON HEALTH-RELATED POLICY, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, AND CHRONIC DISEASE

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David J.P. Bassett, PhD; May Darwish-Yassine, PhD

SECTION VI. GLOBAL HEALTH FROM ARAB AND DEVELOPING WORLD PERSPECTIVES

Overview
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Wael A. Sakr, MD; Nizar Akil, MD

Commentary: The Growing Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseases in the Arab World
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Sabri Belqacem, MPA, MD

Global Health from the Arab and Developing World Perspectives
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Hassen Ghannem, MD, MSc

Chronic Diseases and the Potential for Prevention in the Arab World: The Jordanian Experience
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Ali H. Mokdad, PhD

SECTION VII. INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL MODELS OF INTEGRATING PHYSICAL AND
MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

Overview
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Wael Sakr, MD; Michael Massanari, MD, MS

Integrated Care in the History of Arab Medicine – A Historical Perspective
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Samir Yahia, MD

Integrated Health Care Delivery – A Mandate for Systems Transformation
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R. Michael Massanari, MD, MS

Integrating Mental and General Medical Health Care – The Henry Ford Health System Experience
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C. Edward Coffey, MD

The Oakwood Health Care System Experience
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Issam Khraizat, MD

Models of Health and Mental Health Integration: ACCESS Community Health and Research Center Model
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Ibrahim Kira, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Sharifa Abou-Mediene, MD

SECTION VIII. MENTAL HEALTH

Overview
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Julie Hakim Larson, PhD; Nancy Wrobel, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD

Arab Americans in Publicly Financed Substance Abuse Treatment
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Cynthia L. Arfken, MD; Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak, PhD, MSW; Alison L. Koch, BS

Medical Complaints of Iraqi American People Before and After the 1991 Gulf War
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Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, PhD; Richard Lambert, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD

The Physical and Mental Status of Iraqi Refugees and its Etiology
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Ibrahim Kira, PhD; Adnan Hammad, PhD; Linda Lewandowski, PhD; Thomas Templin, PhD; Vidya Ramaswamy, PhD; Bulent Ozkan; Jamal Nohanesh

Hope and Fostering the Well-Being of Refugees from Iraq
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Julie Hakim Larson, PhD; Mohamed Farrag, PhD; Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD; Talib Kafaji, EdD; Husam Abdulkhaleq, MA; Adnan Hammad, PhD

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Approach in Treating Torture Survivors
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Mohamed Farrag, PhD; Husam Abdulkhaleq, MA; Galaleldin Abdelkarim, MA, PhD; Rima Souidan, MSW; Haitham Safo, MA

SECTION IX. PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: REDUCING THE CANCER BURDEN IN ARABS AND ARAB AMERICANS

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Editor: Amr Soliman, MD

SECTION X. POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: HIV/AIDS IN THE ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITY: BREAKING THE SILENCE!

Overview
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Editors: Adnan Hammad, PhD; Miguel Gomez, MA

Summary Report: Arab Americans and HIV/AIDS in Michigan
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Loretta Davis-Satterla, MSA

Summary Report: HIV/AIDS in the Arab World
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Sabri Belgacem, MPA, MD

Summary Report: HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa
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Nithya Mani, MPH

Summary Report: Treating HIV/AIDS
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Raida Rabah, MD

SECTION XI. APPENDICES

Conference Committees
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Conference Supporters
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