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Executive Summary: Increased utilization of US hospital emergency departments (EDs) has received considerable attention from both the health care and policymaking communities in recent years. The following analysis uses data from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) in order to examine the demographic and health characteristics of people who… (More)
This article derives from a society-wide symposium organized by Timothy Bradley and Adriana Briscoe and presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Boston, Massachusetts. David Grimaldi provided the opening presentation in which he outlined the major evolutionary events in the formation and subsequent… (More)
Acknowledgments Special thanks to Diane Rowland for her review and comments, Cathy Hoffman and Karyn Schwartz for their analytic support, Sarah Carkhuff for her editorial assistance, and Ardine Hockaday for graphic design and layout.
This CASA report, Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sex, is an unprecedented effort to analyze the complex connections between substance abuse and sexual activity, function, pleasure and violence, with particular attention to the consequences of such connections for our nation's teenagers. The report is the culmination of two years of work, including… (More)
Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation dedicated to providing information and analysis on health care issues to policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public. Overview Prescription drugs are vital to preventing and treating illness and in helping to avoid more costly medical problems. Rising drug costs,… (More)
Gaseous nitrous acid (HONO) is an important precursor of tropospheric hydroxyl radicals (OH). OH is responsible for atmospheric self-cleansing and controls the concentrations of greenhouse gases like methane and ozone. Due to lack of measurements, vertical distributions of HONO and its sources in the troposphere remain unclear. Here, we present a set of… (More)
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Ye et al. have determined a maximum nitrous acid (HONO) yield of 3% for the reaction HO2·H2O + NO2, which is much lower than the yield used in our work. This finding, however, does not affect our main result that HONO in the investigated Po Valley region is mainly from a gas-phase source that consumes nitrogen oxides.
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, dedicated to producing and communicating the best possible analysis and information on health issues. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial tropical infections that primarily affect the most impoverished and… (More)