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"'It's been a month today since my collaborator's husband died, and she still hasn't been given a satisfactory explanation of what happened,' she said sternly [to Joe Tupin, MD, director of the University of California at Davis Medical Center]. 'What's going on there, anyway?'"
To the Editor.
—We do not share the conclusion of the authors of the DISC study1 that the "results indicate that children who require dietary change to lower their LDL-C levels may safely and successfully do so under supervision" (emphasis added).
First, although the DISC found no adverse...
—Chronic heart failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in patients older than 65 years. Heart failure due to systolic dysfunction is accompanied by activation of the sympathetic nervous system that contributes to progressive symptoms and an increased risk of death. While...
—Our study documents that the majority of Medicare funding for nursing education supports hospitals affiliated with an increasingly smaller, idiosyncratic subset of nurse training programs located in a handful of states. In 1991, 145 hospitals associated with diploma nursing schools...
Sixty-five years ago nearly 90% of the physicians in the United States were generalists.1 Since then there has been a trend toward increasing specialization, particularly during the past two decades, with the result that two thirds of the practicing physicians in this country are now...
MEMBERS of the news media who gathered for the American Medical Association's (AMA) 14th Annual Science Reporters Conference in Miami, Fla, which was held in cooperation with Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, and the University of Miami School of Medicine, were able to catch up on the...
To the Editor.
—Dr Albertsen's article1 arrives at a defensible conclusion for a 72-year-old man with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. However, watchful waiting cannot be supported as a form of delayed therapy. There are no published studies that describe the outcome of delayed therapy....
This monumental book overflows with wisdom. Richard Doty's historical perspective enlightens us as to the prevalence and meaning of perfumes in ancient societies. In the Book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to "make an altar to burn incense upon." Examples of the divine nature of odors abound in...
To the Editor.
—Dr Pimenta and colleagues1 state that they tested the hypothesis that insulin resistance precedes impaired beta-cell function in people genetically predisposed to develop non—insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), but their study could not address their primary...
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