O ver the past several decades, the United States has made unprecedented advances in medicine and technology. At the same time, America's ever-increasing diversity has enriched our nation culturally, linguistically, and economically. However, not all Americans are benefiting equally from improvements in health and health care, and in some cases, diversity… (More)
Americans have been gaining weight at about the same rate for the past 25 years. What former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona characterized in 2003 as an obesity epidemic is affecting all groups, whatever their race, ethnicity, place of residence, or level of education.
Introduction Obesity rates have increased dramatically in the United States and around the globe (CDC, 2010a). The cause of obesity, which is the consequence of an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure, is multifactorial. It is now recognized that external factors, such as distance to a grocery store, parks, urban sprawl and neighborhood… (More)
The diversion of natural river courses and subsequent filling by alluvial deposits or anthropic intervention has been hidden by urban development in the majority of the cities. The research we conducted involved monitoring the evolution of a river course and reconnaissance of the original morphology of the fluvial systems. Our research was applied to the… (More)
Leadership Conference on Medical Education in Substance Abuse " Let us bring to all Americans who struggle with…addiction this message of hope: The miracle of recovery is possible, and it could be you. " O n behalf of ONDCP's Director, Mr. John Walters, it is my distinct privilege and honor to welcome each and every one of you. We meet as leaders of private… (More)