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Population aging and implications for epidemic cardiovascular disease in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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The population of elderly persons is projected to double in many Sub-Saharan African countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Cameroon, and Ghana and the impact of these demographic changes on heart disease and stroke will be substantial. Expand
A randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral family intervention for pediatric recurrent abdominal pain.
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Children and parents participating in the combined SMC + CBT intervention reported significantly less child and parent reported child abdominal pain than children in the SMC intervention immediately following the intervention and up to 1 year following study entry. Expand
End of life is a public health issue.
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This paper proposes three initial roles for the public health profession and a process for developing a public health agenda for the end of life and a potential for preventing the suffering associated with illness. Expand
Changes in Health Behaviors among Older Americans, 1990 to 2000
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The percentage of Americans aged ≥75 years increased 23.0% from 1990 to 2000, with the magnitude of the increase varying by state, and increases in the population of older people will have a tremendous impact on health care in the states and will affect their future plans for serving the elderly. Expand
Public health and aging.
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It is hoped that public health will enthusiastically take up the challenge of improving the health and quality of life of older adults and propose a conceptual framework for public health research in aging. Expand
The effects of a National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program on social disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in Massachusetts
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Compared to other breast cancer patients reported to the MCR, WHN women were just as likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage (III or IV), treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy, and treated with complete mastectomy versus partial mastectomy. Expand
State trends in uninsurance among individuals aged 18 to 64 years: United States, 1992-2001.
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Among adults aged 18-64, rates of uninsurance increased in most states from 1992 through 2001, and decreased availability of employer-sponsored health insurance, rising health care costs, and state fiscal crises are likely to worsen the growing unins insurance problem. Expand
Lupus nephritis in a pediatric renal transplant recipient
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It is plausible that she developed recurrent rather thande novo lupus nephritis following transplantation, which is unusual in adults and previously unreported in children. Expand
A case report: Multaq-induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis.
TLDR
This is the first documented case of likely multaq-induced LV and patients on Multaq therapy should be monitored for signs and symptoms of LV and be referred to an acute care setting as indicated. Expand
Children With Recurrent Abdominal Pain: Comparison of Community and Tertiary Care Samples
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Psychosocial characteristics across 2 samples of children with recurrent abdominal pain were compared, and child-rated pain was significantly different across the samples, with children in the tertiary care sample reporting more frequent pain episodes, longerPain episodes, and more severe pain. Expand
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