Eduardo J. Sanchez

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C ardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, hyperten-sion, and heart failure, along with stroke, continue to be leading causes of death in the United States. * adults in the United States and is also a major modifiable risk factor for other cardio-vascular diseases and stroke. 81.5% of those with hypertension are aware they have it, and 74.9% are(More)
The process of atherosclerosis may begin in youth and continue for decades, leading to both nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and sudden death. With primordial and primary prevention, cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. Clinical trial evidence has shown convincingly that pharmacological treatment(More)
This paper proposes a new model of the link between expanding trade and rising wage inequality in developing countries, and investigates its causal implications in a newly constructed panel of Mexican manufacturing establishments. In a theoretical setting with heterogeneous firms and quality differentiation, only the most productive firms in a developing(More)
This article provides an overview of our current understanding of the epidemiology of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and hypertension among racial/ethnic groups. Three presentations made at the conference by the present writing group are summarized and updated with other information on ethnic groups, and recommendations developed by the writing group for(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity prevalence remains high in the U.S., especially among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income populations. Federal policy is important in improving public health given its broad reach. Information is needed about federal policies that could reduce childhood obesity rates and by how much. PURPOSE To estimate the impact of three(More)
In 2001, the 77th Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 19 requiring students in publicly funded elementary schools to participate in physical activity and schools to implement a coordinated school health program by September 1, 2007. We report on awareness of and adherence to Senate Bill 19 in a statewide sample of elementary schools and a subsample in two(More)
We present the Mimetic Methods Toolkit (MTK), an object-oriented Application Programming Interface implementing Mimetic Finite Differences to assist in the development of scientific applications, where the numerical solution of Partial Differential Equations is required. The MTK’s design is based on a variant of the Castillo–Grone Method for the(More)
ethods: The National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP) guided this update to a 2001 ranking of clinical preventive services. The NCPP used new preventive service recommendations up to December 2004, improved methods, and more complete and recent data and evidence. Each service received 1 to 5 points on each of two measures—clinically preventable(More)
Sidney C. Smith, Jr.* Gregg C. Fonarow, Ileana L. Piña, Robert Suter, Louise Morgan, Kathryn Taubert, Eduardo Sanchez, and Elliott Antman Heart and Vascular Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States Division of Cardiology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, United States Division of(More)
719 T he healthcare system in the United States is undergoing a paradigm shift that will result in a greater focus on the early identification and management of risk factors known to be associated with a higher risk for noncommunicable diseases, in particular, cardiovascular disease (CVD). Healthcare delivery must move beyond the clinical environment by(More)