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Most persons swallow 600 or more times a day without conscious effort. However, for an estimated 6 million to 10 million Americans, swallowing is a much more difficult, sometimes even impossible, task.
An increasing amount of medical attention is being given to the problem. At a recent symposium...
The Johns Hopkins University Swallowing Center in Baltimore was formally established five years ago (Arch Intern Med [PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE] 1981; 141:1571-1575) and was believed at the time to be the first—and perhaps largest—of its kind in this country. It has a staff of about 15 physicians...
Infantile hypotonia and feeding difficulty, adolescent hyperphagia and hypogonadism, unremitting behavioral problems, and premature death from complications of obesity: such is the lot of the patient with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Infants with this condition eat poorly because of a weak suck...
Two years ago, a JAMA news article on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was accompanied by three electron micrographs labeled HTLV-III—human T-cell lymphotropic virus (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1984;251:2901-2909). Provided by the National Cancer Institute, they are identical to those...
To the Editor.—
The recent issue (Feb 28, 1986) devoted to the adverse human health aspects of cigarette smoking deserves great praise. The recently revised cigarette package and advertisement warnings will educate the general public regarding the risks of lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema,...
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