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  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (or NHLBI) is a division of the National Institutes of Health, located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. It is tasked with allocating about $2.7 billion in tax revenue per year (fiscal year 2004 estimate) to advancing the understanding of the following issues: development and progression of disease, diagnosis of disease, treatment of disease, disease prevention, reduction of health care disparities within the American population, and advancing the effectiveness of the U.S. medical system. NHLBI's current Director is Gary H. Gibbons, M.D....

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  • The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is a medical guidelines organisation which works with public health officials and health care professionals globally to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality. GINA was launched in 1993 as a collaboration between National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization.[1]

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  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is committed to encouraging and supporting basic biomedical and behavioral research in which scientists explore the unknown. Important medical advances have grown from the pursuit of curiosity about fundamental questions in biology, physics, and chemistry.1 For example: n A scientist studying marine snails found a powerful new drug for chronic pain. n Studying how electricity affects microbes led to a widely used cancer medicine.

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  • For many years, the number one cause of death in the United States has been heart disease, which kills more than 650,000 people per year. In addition, almost 25 million people were living with a diagnosis of heart disease in 2004, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The American Medical Association wants people to know and understand that aside from some inherited or congenital conditions, heart disease is largely preventable.

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  • Poor nutrition is a major problem in older Americans. Inadequate intake affects approximately 37 to 40 percent of community-dwelling individuals over 65 years of age (Ryan et al., 1992). In addition, the vast majority of older Americans have chronic conditions in which nutrition interventions have been demonstrated to be effective in improving health and quality-of-life outcomes. Eighty-seven percent of older Americans have either diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, or a combination of these chronic diseases (NCHS, 1997).

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  • This book is a labor of love. As the authors state, it is “a tale of two fathers.” The father of Sylvia Karasu suffered from morbid obesity all of his life, together with other risk factors for coronary heart disease, and lived to the age of 91. The father of Byram Karasu, also morbidly obese, died at the age of 56. This tale of two fathers is in the background of the volume as the authors seek to assess the many factors that contribute to obesity and its control. The Gravity of Weight is a model of scholarly inquiry that describes and analyzes, in a critical manner,...

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  • It has often proven valuable to have the proposed audit task plan reviewed by an experienced auditor who is outside the audit team. Such reviews may raise issues that were not considered by the originator of the plan and that suggest the need to modify the plan in material ways. In an “audit office” with a hierarchical structure, such a review is typically required by office policy and is usually carried out in two stages by supervisory levels above that of audit team leader. In a more decentralised SAI, such as some “courts...

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  • MyLifeBits has at its heart a SQL Server database that can store content and metadata for a variety of types, including contacts, documents, email, events, photos, songs, and video. Figure 2 illustrates the MyLifeBits schema. All captured entities that are exposed to the user are called “Items.” Each item has about 20 common attributes, registered in the _Items table. Items are of one or more types: the _Item- ItemSubtype table indicates the specific the type(s) of each item. _ItemSubTypes enumerates the valid types.

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  • Introduction Correctional settings tend to house large numbers of patients with asthma, and the phenomenon can lead to serious problems with morbidity and mortality. This Recommended Correctional Clinical Guideline on Asthma Chronic Care is the result of modifications to the Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma from the National Heart

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  • AS FA R B A C K A S I C A N R E M E M B E R , I’ve lived and died on every game day. I don’t think I can ever recall a time when football—in one form or another—didn’t have a major influence on everything I thought, everything I said, everything I did. High school. College. Pro. Our family was moving around with each coaching job my dad held at all three levels. Or I was playing quarterback in high school. Or I was hoping to see the field as a college quarterback. Or I was changing coaching jobs myself in a...

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  • The plasma lipoproteins are divided into five major classes based on their relative density. - Each lipoprotein class comprises a family of particles that vary slightly in + Density + Size + Migration during electrophoresis + And protein composition. - Most plasma triglyceride is transported in chylomicrons or VLDLs, and most plasma cholesterol is carried as cholesteryl esters in LDLs and HDLs. II.

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  • Health and Quality of Life Outcomes BioMed Central Review Open Access The MacNew Heart Disease health-related quality of life instrument: A summary Stefan Höfer1, Lynette Lim2, Gordon Guyatt3 and Neil Oldridge*4 Address: 1Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Innsbruck, Austria, and Department of Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 3Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, McMaster Univer...

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  • In 1993, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute collaborated with the World Health Organization to convene a workshop that led to a Workshop Report: Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention. This presented a comprehensive plan to manage asthma with the goal of reducing chronic disability and premature deaths while allowing patients with asthma to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

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  • Why are there two forms of rugby? This has been asked at one time or another by anyone with even a passing interest in sport. And given the profound changes which both rugby league and rugby union are currently undergoing, the question now has an importance which transcends mere historical curiosity. This work aims to provide the answer. It looks at the development of rugby in the social context of late Victorian and Edwardian England and tries to demonstrate how the changing nature of that society shaped the sport and led to the creation of rugby league.

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  • Researchers have learned a lot in the last decade about fear, stress, and PTSD. Scientists are also learning about how people form memories. This is important because creating very powerful fear-related memories seems to be a major part of PTSD. Researchers are also exploring how people can create “safety” memories to replace the bad memories that form after a trauma. NIMH’s goal in supporting this research is to improve treatment and ind ways to prevent the disorder.

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  • Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are nonsuppurative complications of Group A streptococcal pharyngitis due to a delayed immune response. Although RF and RHD are rare in developed countries, they are still major public health problems among children and young adults in developing countries (1–6). The economic effects of the disability and premature death caused by these diseases are felt at both the individual and national levels through higher direct and indirect health-care costs....

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  • The research described in this monograph was sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND Corporation’s National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, th

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  • Objectives: To review some clinical, paraclinical and surgical characteristics of patients received mitral valve replacement with St.Jude mechanical valve (SJM) at 108 Military Central Hospital. Subjects and methods: 122 patients received mitral valve replacement with SJM. Clinical and paraclinical criteria based on the criteria of the Vietnam National Heart Association and ACC/AHA guidelines.

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  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters and importers conduct their business.

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  • Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States: "And how can you do that Nick" "Andy, I can make or break any business man in the country," Andy Jackson, the Indian brave fighters, asking Nick replied, "by extending credit or a loan." and Andy back, "Then Nick, eternal, I will kill your bank" - and he did and that is exactly what he wanted Andy to do because Nick's heart was set lapvao private banks, and from that disastrous action in the 1830's Andy Nation has lived a busy life at the mercy of banks believed to...

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