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Cigarette smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States. Full implementation of population-based strategies and clinical interventions can educate adult smokers about the dangers of tobacco use and assist them in quitting. To assess progress toward the Healthy People 2010 objective of reducing the(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States (National Stroke Association, 1994). The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 15,000 veterans are hospitalized for stroke each year (VA HSR&D, 1997). Forty percent of stroke patients are left with moderate functional(More)
As of May 19, 2009, a total of 5,469 confirmed or probable cases of human infection with a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus had been documented in 47 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, the virus had spread to 41 countries, with a total of 4,774 cases reported in countries outside the United States. Because producing a novel influenza A (H1N1)(More)
Cigarette smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States (1). Full implementation of population-based strategies (2) and clinical interventions can educate adult smokers about the dangers of tobacco use and assist them in quitting (3,4). To assess progress toward the Healthy People 2010 objective of(More)
Tourette syndrome (TS) is an inheritable, childhood-onset neurologic disorder marked by persistent multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic (1).* Tics are involuntary, repetitive, stereotypic movements or vocalizations that are usually sudden and rapid and often can be suppressed for short periods (1). The prevalence of TS is uncertain; the broad(More)
injury-related cases each year. For this analysis, sports and recreation–related injuries included those injuries among children and adolescents aged ≤19 years that occurred during organized and unorganized sports and recreation activities (e.g., bicycling, skating, or playground activities). Each case was initially classified into one of 39 mutually(More)
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year to increase awareness of the disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodefi-ciency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) on the Hispanic or Latino population in the United States. In 2009, the estimated percentage of persons in the United States with HIV infection who did not know they were(More)
Initial testing of the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus found it susceptible to neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir and zanamivir) and resistant to adamantanes (amantadine and rimantadine). Neuraminidase inhibitors have been used widely for treatment and chemoprophylaxis of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1); however, sporadic cases of(More)
Objectives: Body and Soul was a collaborative effort among two research universities, a national voluntary agency (American Cancer Society), and the National Institutes of Health to disseminate and evaluate under real-world conditions the impact of previously developed dietary interventions for African Americans. Methods: Body and Soul was constructed from(More)