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The Changing Face Of Aids

The Changing Face Of Aids Jorge P. Parada Abstract The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has had a profound effect on the nation’s health. Nearly 700 000 people in the United States were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to have contracted acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) through 1998. We summarize data […]

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Women Medical Students Tend To Favor Health Care Reform

Women Medical Students Tend To Favor Health Care Reform Jr. Henry W. Foster Abstract A study was designed to measure the effect of the rapidly increasing number of women in medicine on health care reform, with its potential to benefit minority and high-risk populations. Goals of the study were to assess physicians’ attitudes toward health […]

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Sarcoidosis Has Many Clinical Manifestations

Sarcoidosis Has Many Clinical Manifestations Valerie D. Callender Sarcoidosis is an acquired idiopathic, multisystem disorder characterized by noncaseating granulomas in the involved tissue. This condition of unknown origin is most common in African Americans and northern Europeans. The organs most commonly affected are the lungs, lymph nodes, skin, and eyes. [1-4] Sarcoidosis typically causes no […]

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Black Men And Divorce: Implications For Culturally Competent Practice

Black Men And Divorce: Implications For Culturally Competent Practice Erma Jean Lawson Divorce takes a particularly heavy toll on black men, resulting in mental health problems that commonly present as physiological symptoms Introduction The structure of the black family has undergone significant change over the past 30 year. [1,3] One dramatic aspect has been a […]