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Little axonal regeneration occurs after spinal cord injury in adult mammals. Regrowth of mature CNS axons can be induced, however, by altering the intrinsic capacity of the neurons for growth or by providing a permissive environment at the injury site. Fetal spinal cord transplants and neurotrophins were used to influence axonal regeneration in the adult(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize sugar-sweetened beverage intake of college students. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Undergraduates in an urban southern community campus were surveyed anonymously about sugared beverage consumption (soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, sweet ice tea) in the past month. RESULTS Two hundred sixty-five undergraduates(More)
National attention to racial and ethnic health disparities has increased over the last decades, but marked improvements in minority health, especially among children, have been slow to emerge. A life-course perspective with sustained community engagement takes into account root causes of poor health in minority and low-income communities. This perspective(More)
The aim of this study was to obtain information, using a written questionnaire, on the knowledge, smoking behaviour, and attitudes of Costa Rican physicians about smoking as a health issue. A random sample of 650 physicians was chosen from a list of active physicians; 287 of them were covered by survey between August 1993 and October 1994, and 217 (76%)(More)
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in U.S. males. Nationally, black men have greater prostate cancer incidence/mortality than other men. This study used focus group discussions to examine knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about prostate cancer in black and white male populations in urban and(More)
PURPOSE Patient self-management is an important part of treating chronic diseases. However, many primary care physicians face barriers in offering office-based diabetes education. This paper will discuss a practical program of community-based diabetes education that can be easily modified for a practitioner's office. PROCEDURE Half-day diabetes education(More)
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