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THE 20th century has been termed "The Health Century" because of the near miraculous strides that have occurred in health care to increase the life expectancy and diminish the lifetime burden of pain and disability.1 At the beginning of this century, physicians could diagnose diseases...
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—Circumcision depends on the perpetuation of American cultural beliefs that support it. One way to justify inflicting pain and harm on others is to believe that otherwise more pain and harm will follow. Using this strategy to defend circumcision...
ALTHOUGH bacteremia and sepsis are infrequently reported complications of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, receipt of transfused blood contaminated with bacterial pathogens may result in sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and death. Such pathogens have included Yersinia...
—In the Original Contribution entitled "Fifteen-Year Survival in Prostate Cancer: A Prospective, Population-Based Study in Sweden," by Johansson et al, published in the February 12, 1997, issue of The Journal (1997;277:467-471), an error occurred in Table 3. The number of metastases for...
—Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of angioedema, but the risk of recurrent angioedema if treatment is continued is not known.
—To test the hypothesis that...
No longer the crime that dare not speak its name, homosexuality has become a hot topic. An impressive and diverse range of research programs is currently focused on the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. With all this activity, a nonspecialist looking for a...
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—On July 15, 1996, the US Department of Health and Human Services expanded financial coverage of liver transplantation to all end-stage liver disease diagnoses except for hepatitis B or malignancies.1 Since the most common malignancy for which...
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An outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in southern Argentina last fall that killed 11 of the 20 people infected may have featured the first known cases of person-to-person transmission of the disease.
Although many hantavirus species have been identified and found to...
"COLLECTIVE SUICIDE is a waste and a tragedy, but it is in no way comparable to the evil of mass murder," Robert Jay Lifton, MD, said in a presentation exploring parallels and contrasts in the Heaven's Gate and Aum Shinrikyo cults at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric...
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