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REJECTING prospective blood donors who are at risk of carrying the Chagas' disease parasite may help prevent the spread of the potentially fatal disease in the United States without significantly reducing blood supplies, even in communities that have a large number of immigrants from areas of...
HISPANICS have a four times higher incidence of non-A, non-B hepatitis than whites or blacks in the United States (JAMA. 1990;264:2231-2235).
There are no clues as to why, says Miriam Alter, PhD, chief of hepatitis epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, Ga, and first...
THE LARGEST first-year funding ever granted by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is now being implemented in the Lone Star State. In October 1990, $3.1 million was given to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and cooperating schools and...
PROCURING ORGANS for transplantation in a quantity that is sufficient to meet the demand is a challenge made even greater by the variety of cultural norms that coexist in the United States. Whether family members give permission for the removal of organs from potential donors depends largely on...
A MUCH clearer picture of the health of Americans of Spanish origin is becoming available as the analyses of the data gathered from 1982 through 1984 by the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES) are published. This effort, the first special population health survey ever...
AS THE United Nations Security Council's January 15 deadline for Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait approaches, military medical preparations in the Persian Gulf are intensifying under the direction of US Air Force, Army, and Navy physicians participating in the Desert Shield operation. The surgeons...
IF THIS ISSUE of The Journal inspires an interest in becoming involved in health care for Hispanic Americans, one place to acquire information may be the national Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO). The group's president is Jane L. Delgado, PhD.
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