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The continuing epidemics of obesity and diabetes in the United States.
CONTEXT Recent reports show that obesity and diabetes have increased in the United States in the past decade. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and use of weight controlExpand
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The spread of the obesity epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998.
CONTEXT The increasing prevalence of obesity is a major public health concern, since obesity is associated with several chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE To monitor trends in state-specific data and toExpand
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Towards a common definition of global health
This commentary makes the argument for the necessity of a common definition of global health.
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Emergence of chronic non-communicable diseases in China
China has experienced an epidemiological transition shifting from the infectious to the chronic diseases in much shorter time than many other countries. The pace and spread of behavioural changes,Expand
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Health literacy among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organization.
CONTEXT Elderly patients may have limited ability to read and comprehend medical information pertinent to their health. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of low functional health literacy amongExpand
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Women and smoking: a report of the Surgeon General.
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Nurse Case Management To Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients in a Health Maintenance Organization
The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and the Kumamoto study [1, 2] showed that near-normal glycemic control reduces the development and progression of microvascular and neuropathicExpand
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Emergence and control of infectious diseases in China
Summary Infectious diseases remain the major causes of morbidity and mortality in China despite substantial progress in their control. China is a major contributor to the worldwide infectiousExpand
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Investigation of Bioterrorism-Related Anthrax, United States, 2001: Epidemiologic Findings
In October 2001, the first inhalational anthrax case in the United States since 1976 was identified in a media company worker in Florida. A national investigation was initiated to identify additionalExpand
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