Robert G. Wones

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Higher cardiovascular mortality has been associated in a single epidemiological study with higher levels of barium in drinking water. The purpose of this study was to determine whether drinking water barium at levels found in some U.S. communities alters the known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Eleven healthy men completed a 10-week dose-response(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated associations of known breast cancer risk factors with breast density, a well-established and very strong predictor of breast cancer risk. METHODS This nested case-control study included breast cancer-free women, 265 with high and 860 with low breast density. Women were required to be 40-80 years old and should have a body mass(More)
not buffered externally. However, f°2 calculations based on biotite-sanidine-magnetite-H20-02 equilibrium [D. R. Wones, Kozan Chishitsu 31, 191 (1981)] yield f°2 values 1.5 to 2 log units above the nickel-nickel oxide buffer. This is consistent with the estimated f[2 conditions of natural epidote-bearing magmas (6, 16). Quenched experimental charges were(More)
OBJECTIVES Health outcomes in persons who lived in the area surrounding a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) uranium processing plant near Fernald, Ohio were evaluated using data of Fernald Medical Monitoring Program (FMMP) participants. METHODS Residential history information was used to identify participants who lived in close proximity to the plant (less(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a 4-week consumption of 1.5L per day of drinking water containing monochloramine at a concentration of 2 ppm (ppm = mg/L) or 15 ppm under controlled conditions would alter parameters of lipid or thyroid metabolism in healthy men. Forty-eight men completed an 8-week protocol during which diet (600 mg(More)
Teaching the fundamentals of ambulatory medicine has many well known difficulties. An education program with specific topics covered and modeled after continuing medical education programs for practicing physicians was instituted for residents in a university hospital clinic and was evaluated. The program was effective in improving the residents' knowledge,(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intercorrelation between three genetic assays in 112 subjects. The group was pooled from two originally separate but homogeneous subgroups of 56 persons each. Procedures included assays for hprt mutant frequencies, micronuclei in human lymphocytes, and mutations at the glycophorin A (gpa) loci. We found no(More)
OBJECTIVE: To develop a system for measuring the teaching effort of medical school faculty and to implement a payment system that is based on it. DESIGN: An interventional study with outcomes measured before and after the intervention. SETTING: A department of internal medicine with a university hospital and an affiliated Veterans Administration hospital.(More)
Despite their divergent missions, academic health centers (AHCs) and community health centers (CHCs) are natural partners. This is becoming more obvious as national attention is focused on greatly increasing the number of primary care providers. AHCs are responding to this pressure and now need more sites to train primary care physicians, and CHCs need more(More)
We believe we are the first union hospital to succeed in mandating the seasonal influenza vaccine for employees and physicians. We relate the process that we used to achieve this success. Our main purpose is to share our success with other colleagues in the health care industry who are facing similar opposition to mandatory vaccination.