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Perhaps because of our natural aversion to thinking about our own mortality, this rather comprehensive, interestingly illustrated, and well-documented treatise on what happens to the human body after death may contain substantially more information that we ever wanted to know. On the other hand,...
In the future there is likely to be a large array of DNA-based tests to diagnose single-gene disorders and to identify predispositions to genetically influenced disorders. This article focuses on ethical, legal, and psychological implications of testing healthy children and adolescents for such...
Many factors have improved the infant and neonatal mortality in this country. The evolution of nurseries for premature newborns into modern neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and technological advances used in NICUs have certainly contributed to the reduction in mortality for all...
THE AMERICAN Heart Association (AHA) has released a draft of its first scientific statement on the effects of passive smoking on the health of children.
The statement, prepared by the AHA's Committee on Atherosclerosis and Hypertension in Children and endorsed by the American Academy of...
—In our federal system, states remain the laboratories for innovation. Dr Eckoff's account of Iowa's program for patients with disabilities, enacted 4 years after the New York law we described, affirms our conclusions: the New York approach is readily transferable to other states and...
To the Editor.
—Dr Scolnik and colleagues1 report a "clinically important negative effect of phenytoin on neurobehavioral development" and "recommend that whenever clinically possible, switching therapy to carbamazepine should be considered." However, we question whether their experimental...
To the Editor.
—The recent article by Dr Newman and associates1 demonstrated a strong correlation between extensive sinus disease on CT scan and peripheral eosinophilia. This relationship was highly significant even in patients without a history of wheezing or specific IgE antibodies. They...
Forty years ago, one of the great teachers and clinicians in cancer care, Dr Juan del Regato, said, "Even if there are no further breakthroughs in cancer therapy, we have enough practical problems to last a lifetime." From that day to this, concerned clinicians have been nibbling around the...
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