Michelle O Ricks

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The relationship between specific T cell subset alterations and mortality has not been well characterized in older adults. The specific aim was to determine whether specific T cell subsets are associated with an increased risk of death. We conducted a case-control study of T cell subsets (CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, and subsets of these cells defined by(More)
OBJECTIVES Experience Corps (EC) places older volunteers in public elementary schools in 20 cities across the country. The EC program in Baltimore is a health promotion intervention designed to improve the academic outcomes of children and increase older adult volunteer physical activity. We sought to determine if there were sustained increases in physical(More)
BACKGROUND The exclusion of individuals with elevated acute phase proteins has been advocated in order to improve prevalence estimates of vitamin A deficiency in surveys, but it is unclear whether this will lead to sampling bias. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the exclusion of individuals with elevated acute phase proteins is associated(More)
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