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—The article by Drs Lowe and Barnett1 is helpful in understanding and using the MeSH vocabulary.
We read with particular interest the description of "Publication Types" and "MeSH Subheadings." Unfortunately, the definition and the list of check tags are incomplete.
The demise of the movement toward major federal health system reform legislation leaves us facing two stark realities. First, many of the widely recognized problems of our health care system will remain with us. Second, the failure of our political system, after 2 years of public and legislative...
Everything has changed. Nothing has changed.
None of the big problems with our health system—primarily insurance coverage—have been solved. The biggest problem continues to be our 40 million or so with no sickness insurance on any one day.1 Since our federal government has been unable to assure...
A 53-year-old man was evaluated for a several-month history of generalized fatigue and vague lower abdominal cramping. A barium enema revealed an encircling lesion in the distal sigmoid colon, and computed tomographic scanning of the abdomen revealed multiple hepatic defects...
Estrogen is good for a woman's heart. While generally accepted when the estrogen is produced naturally, this theory has been a matter of great controversy when the estrogen is administered "artificially" in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women during and after menopause. After a half...
To the Editor.
—The figure consistently quoted as the number of lower extremity amputations among patients with diabetes in the United States is around 50000 yearly.1 Without further clarification, use of this single figure misleads the less informed by leaving an erroneous perception of lost...
—To assess physicians' knowledge and beliefs regarding communication with deaf people and compare their knowledge and beliefs with their methods of communicating with deaf patients in their practices.
—University medical center.
What now for health care system reform? For a look at how and where health care systems are changing regardless of progress in the national debate, we go to the community. We should be doing all we can to accelerate the change that is already under way in many communities: the formation of new...
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