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A NEW PUBLIC HEALTH campaign now getting under way is intended to bring a common disorder out of the closet in a fashion similar to the way that public health officials sought to make an invisible disorder—hypertension—visible in the 1970s. In this case, however, educators and physicians alike...
BLACK AMERICANS are one third again as likely as whites to have hypertension, say 1988 statistics compiled by the American Heart Association. Now, according to results of a Tennessee study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, there are indications that black...
DISENGAGED from traditional social networks, urban homeless youth present a special challenge to health and social welfare workers seeking to educate adolescents about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Runaways and "throwaways" (abandoned youths) are far more likely than other...
THREE YEARS AGO, more than one third of persons polled in a national survey said one could contract acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from donating blood. Now, in a new telephone survey of 1000 randomly selected adults nationwide, one fifth of respondents have expressed that belief....
AFTER YEARS of being accused of being lazy or untruthful in reporting food consumption, obese persons' reputations are being vindicated. A study at Memphis (Tenn) State University finds fat people no less accurate in their recall of food consumption than thin people, nor—and this may be more...
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