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A change in leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee could affect federal health care programs and the health care industry. House Democrats elected Rep Henry Waxman (D, Calif) by a vote of 137-122 to replace Rep John D. Dingell (D, Mich), the second longest serving representative...
Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor. To the Editor: Cigarette smoking increases the risk of complications of Graves disease, such as ophthalmopathy and relapse after treatment with antithyroid drugs.1 Anecdotally, patients with Graves disease who smoke appear to respond...
By Jorgen Kieler 354 pp, $29.95 Jerusalem, NY, Gefen Publishing House, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-9-6522-9397-8 Resistance Fighter is one of those unique texts that highlights an infamous period in history while documenting the courage and character of an individual—in this instance, Danish physician...
Edited by G. A. Walco and K. R. Goldschneider 375 pp, $89.50 Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-1-9341-1531-2 Pain in Children: A Practical Guide for Primary Care will prove a useful and practical addition to the armamentarium of any primary care or hospital-based clinician caring for...
In Reply: Mr Steinglass correctly points out that we could not explore the full complexity of global polio eradication in our article. Regular, detailed updates are available on the Internet1 and from weekly publications.2,3 The cause of all remaining poliovirus circulation worldwide is...
Chicago—In 1891, when Hans Chiari, MD, published his first account of abnormalities in the brain at the craniocervical junction, the Austrian pathologist could hardly have imagined the questions his work eventually would raise. This image of the brain shows a Chiari I malformation, with...
To the Editor: Dr Mermin and colleagues1 reported results from the nationally representative survey conducted in Uganda in 2004, showing an overall HIV prevalence of 6.35%. The BED assay was then applied to this cross-sectional study to identify recent HIV infections to give an estimated...
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