Tracy M. Carter

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PURPOSE This study examines the relationship between children's health insurance status and utilization of health services, establishment of a medical home, and unmet health needs over a 3-year period (1996-1998) in a rural Alabama K-12 school system. METHODS As part of a children's health insurance outreach program, questionnaires were administered to(More)
Twelve-step programs have stressed the importance of spiritual practices for over four decades. The spiritual principles embodied in the twelve-step programs may be key in their success of recovering addicts/alcoholics with an overall recovery rate of 34%. A literature search revealed little available data on spiritual principles and practices and their(More)
Unmet health needs among children are a major problem. The purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of community efforts to reduce unmet health needs over a five-year period, controlling for health insurance coverage status and age in a rural school-aged population. Data was collected through school-based non-invasive health screenings for(More)
This study determined the association between overweight and obesity, demographic variables, elevated blood pressure, and frequency of health care referrals in rural adolescents. Annual school health screenings were conducted. Analysis is limited to student observations from 1996-2005, grades 9 through 12 (4,263 observations), using a repeated-measures,(More)
Basal hemorrhage occurring in persons under 30 years of age is not a rare though by no means a common condition. Its liability to be overlooked or mistaken for functional disturbance has recently been commented upon by Professor Rose Bradford.2 These cases occur at any age from early childhood to extreme old age, but chiefly between 20 and 30 years, where(More)
Partnerships are essential for the success of conservation organizations as they strive to achieve the ultimate goal of restoring and preserving biodiversity. Now is a particularly crucial time to develop partnerships owing to increasing financial constraints on all organizations and the urgent need for species recovery and habitat preservation. This study(More)
Across the nation, farmers, farmworkers and their families experience an increased risk of death, illness and disability. A major concern is to determine how medical education and the medical profession can realize their potential to benefit the agricultural community. This exploratory study was completed to identify factors that might predict interest in(More)
There is a curious and interesting divergence of opinion as to the value of morphia in the treatment of uraemia, to which we wish to direct your attention. On the one hand Osier,2 after saying that uraemic convulsions should be treated by inhalation of chloroform, bleeding, and diaphoresis by a hot-air bath, proceeds as follows:?" For the restlessness and(More)
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