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BACKGROUND Six million US children are uninsured, despite two-thirds being eligible for Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and minority children are at especially high risk. The most effective way to insure uninsured children, however, is unclear. METHODS We conducted a randomized trial of the effects of parent mentors (PMs) on insuring(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Six million US children have no health insurance, and substantial racial/ethnic disparities exist. The design, methods, and baseline characteristics are described for Kids' Health Insurance by Educating Lots of Parents (Kids' HELP), the first randomized, clinical trial of the effectiveness of Parent Mentors (PMs) in insuring(More)
BACKGROUND Of the 4.8 million uninsured children in America, 62-72% are eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. Not enough is known, however, about the impact of health insurance on outcomes and costs for previously uninsured children, which has never been examined prospectively. METHODS This prospective observational study of uninsured(More)
BACKGROUND Minority children have the highest US uninsurance rates; Latino and African-American children account for 53 % of uninsured American children, despite comprising only 48 % of the total US child population. The study aim was to examine parental awareness of and the reasons for lacking health insurance in Medicaid/CHIP-eligible minority children,(More)
Lymph nodes (LN) involved with small lympho- cytic lymphoma (SLL) reportedly contain increased numbers of microvessels that may constitute a therapeutic target in this disease. We investigated the secretion of the angiogenic growth factor, basic fibroblastic growth factor (bFGF), from primary tissue cultures of 15 LN with SLL and 10 reactive LN. bFGF was(More)