Cytogenetic analysis of short-term cultures was carried out on 109 lipomas from 92 patients. Clonal chromosomal abnormalities were pres ent in 50% of the tumors analyzed. Based on the results, three main Cytogenetic groups were identified and included: (a) tumors with normal karyotypes, (b) tumors with abnormalities involving region ql3-15 on chromosome 12,… (More)
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.