John G. Bruhn

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  • John G. Bruhn
  • Integrative physiological and behavioral science…
  • 1995
Interdisciplinary research is not a common research paradigm. To venture from their customary disciplinary tenets and methods and risk new methodological approaches, or to compromise in order to accommodate the differences in the way disciplines approach research, requires the commitment of investigators. This paper discusses the interdisciplinary research(More)
  • John G. Bruhn
  • Integrative physiological and behavioral science…
  • 2000
Interdisciplinary research has many faces--a philosophy, an art form, an artifact, and an antidote. It is all of these things because interdisciplinary research attempts to ask questions in ways that cut across disciplinary boundaries. This is not politically correct and universities especially find it difficult to manage interdisciplinarians and their(More)
Adhatoda vasica (L.) Nees is a well-known plant drug in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. It has been used for the treatment of various diseases and disorders, particularly for the respiratory tract ailments. During the last 20 years, several scientific reports on oxytocic and abortifacient effects of vasicine and alkaloid derived from the plant have appeared.(More)
The Laredo-Webb County Health Department began planning a health promotion program for the prevention of chronic diseases during the late 1970s. After receiving a 4-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Department initiated the program in 1983 by conducting an epidemiologic survey in Laredo, Texas, to determine the major risk factors for chronic(More)
A health education curriculum structured around age-appropriate types of behavior that enable children to assume more responsibility for their own health was developed, taught, and evaluated in an early childhood learning center. The curriculum was then field-tested and evaluated in several additional preschools utilizing a design which included comparable(More)
This paper reviews the historical meanings of tactile communication to the doctor (the diagnostic touch) and to the patient (the healing touch) and discusses the importance of touching in the context of changing medical technology. The quality of health care depends not only on how well physicians and other health professionals perform their tasks and the(More)