Jack O. Lanier

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OBJECTIVE Obesity is a major health problem among children and adolescents which is potentially affected by socioeconomic status (SES). The high risk group (HRG) comprises those youths with a body mass index (BMI) between the 85th and 95th percentile (at risk for overweight) and > or = 95th percentile (overweight). We sought a potential link between the HRG(More)
OBJECTIVE In a follow-up report of child and adolescent suicides in Virginia, we describe postmortem toxicology findings in a subset of these youths. METHOD We analyzed "unnatural" deaths from Virginia's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for 1987 to 2003. There were 2818 unnatural deaths in children and adolescents. We grouped unnatural deaths as(More)
INTRODUCTION The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modified the surveillance case definition of arthritis to a more stringent form in 2002. To date, the association between arthritis and obesity (an established risk factor for arthritis) has not been examined with the new definition. We describe the association between body mass index (BMI)(More)
The authors estimated the number of premature deaths from particulate matter less than 2.5 microm (PM2.5) that would result from making 29 proposed fossil fuel power plants in Virginia operational. We used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality model (Climatological Regional Dispersion model) to calculate changes in ambient concentrations of(More)
Washington, D.C.'s Greater Southeast Healthcare System is like a spinning top--balanced by internal energy and driven by external forces. Those forces, the voices of the system's community, have provided Greater Southeast with direction and governance that have brought the system national recognition as well as an agenda for change. Even more important,(More)
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