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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious global public health issue. At least one in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than three women in the United States die every day from physical abuse suffered at the hands of an intimate partner.(More)
The authors describe a new cognitive-behavioral systems-based group treatment for outpatients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The program is identified by the acronym STEPPS, which stands for Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving. The STEPPS program was developed to address the cognitive distortions and(More)
Since January 1974, 195 of 202 (95%) renal transplants have been performed on blacks at the Howard University Hospital Transplant Center. Hypertension is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) at this center (57%). The immunosuppressive regimens utilized were divided into four eras. The first era (1974-1980) consisted of the prophylactic(More)
There is a paucity of studies in the literature documenting failure rates of outpatient detoxification from heroin. This study reports on the results of the 21-day ambulatory treatment program at the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital. Heroin users with less than a 2-year history of opiate use must complete the detoxification process within 21 days(More)
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