FOCUS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE


GUEST EDITORIAL

The Global Impact of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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J. Steuart Richards, MBBS


ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Serum Homocysteine Concentrations and Their Relation to Serum Folate and Vitamin B12 Concentrations and Coronary Artery Disease Prevalence in an Urban, Bi-Ethnic Community
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Robert D. Lindeman, MD; Linda J. Romero, MD; C. Lillian Yau, MS; Kathleen M. Koehler, PhD; Richard N. Baumgartner, PhD; Philip J. Garry, PhD
A Tyrosine Hydroxylase Microsatellite and Hemodynamic Response to Stress in a Multi-Ethnic Sample of Youth
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Paule Barbeau, PhD; Mark S. Litaker, PhD; Robert W. Jackson, BS; Frank A. Treiber, PhD
Genetic and Environmental Influences on Blood Pressure and Pulse Pressure Among Adult African Americans
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Dwayne T. Brandon, MA; Keith E. Whitfield, PhD; John J. Sollers, III, PhD; Sebrina A. Wiggins, BA; Sheila G. West, PhD; George P. Vogler, PhD; Gerald E. McClearn, PhD; Julian F. Thayer, PhD
Body Image Perceptions and Dieting Among African-American Pre-Adolescent Girls and Parents/Caregivers
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Nancy E. Sherwood, PhD; Mary Story, PhD; Bettina Beech, DrPH; Lisa Klesges, PhD; Alison Mellin, PhD;Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD; Marsha Davis, PhD
The Black Seventh-Day Adventist Exploratory Health Study
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David L. Nyenhuis, PhD; Philip B. Gorelick, MD; Cheryl Easley, PhD; David C. Garron, PhD; Yvonne Harris, MPA; DeJuran Richardson, PhD; Rema Raman, PhD; Paul Levy, ScD
Family History, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Prostate Cancer Risk
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S. Noell Stone, MPH; Richard M. Hoffman, MD, MPH; Kristine Tollestrup, PhD, MPH; Christine A. Stidley, PhD;Jason L. Witter, BA; Frank D. Gilliland, MD, PhD


ORIGINAL REPORTS: EPIDEMIOLOGY

A Further Study of Life Expectancy by Socioeconomic Factors in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study
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Charles C. Lin, PhD; Eugene Rogot, MA; Norman J. Johnson, PhD; Paul D. Sorlie, PhD; Elizabeth Arias, PhD
Patient and Practitioner Literacy and Women's Health: A Global View from the Closing Decade 1990-2000
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Louise M. Tomlinson, PhD
Patient Preferences for Physician Characteristics in University-Based Primary Care Clinics
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Jorge A. Garcia, MD, MS; Debora A. Paterniti, PhD; Patrick S. Romano, MD, MPH; Richard L. Kravitz, MD, MSPH


ORIGINAL REPORTS: CANCER

Uncovering Factors Contributing to Under-Utilization of Breast Cancer Screening by Chinese and Korean Women Living in the United States
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Mei-yu Yu, PhD, MD; Oi-Saeng Hong, PhD, RN; Amy D. Seetoo, AM, MLS, MBA
Black-White Differences in Survival from Late-Stage Prostate Cancer
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Anthony P. Polednak, PhD
Tobacco Use in a Tri-Ethnic Population of Older Women in Southeastern North Carolina
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John G. Spangler, MD, MPH; L. Douglas Case, PhD; Ronny A. Bell, PhD; Sara A. Quandt, PhD


ORIGINAL REPORTS: CLINICAL TRIALS

Retention of Under-Served Women in Clinical Trials: A Focus Group Study
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Rhoda E. Johnson, PhD; Roma D. Williams, PhD; M. Christine Nagy, PhD; Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH
A New Model for Developing and Executing Culturally Appropriate Behavior Modification Clinical Trials for African Americans
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Jamy D. Ard, MD; Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD; Laura P. Svetkey, MD, MHS

FOR THE PATIENT
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EFFECTS OF DIET IN LOWERING HOMOCYSTEINE LEVELS ANDCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Source: Serum Homocysteine Concentrations and their Relation to Serum Folate and Vitamin B12 Concentrations and Coronary Artery Prevalence in an Urban, Bi-Ethnic Community
Robert D. Lindeman, MD; Linda J. Romero, MD; C. Lillian Yau, MS; Kathleen M. Koehler, PhD; Richard N. Baumgartner, PhD; Philip J. Garry, PhD
THE NATURE AND NURTURE OF BLOOD PRESSURE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
Source: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Blood Pressure and Pulse Pressure Among Adult African Americans
Dwayne T. Brandon, MA; Keith E. Whitfield, PhD; John J. Sollers III, PhD;Sebrina A. Wiggins, BA; Sheila G. West, PhD; George P. Vogler, PhD; Gerald E. McClearn, PhD; Julian F. Thayer, PhD
THE NATURE AND NURTURE OF BLOOD PRESSURE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
Source: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Blood Pressure and Pulse Pressure Among Adult African Americans
Dwayne T. Brandon, MA; Keith E. Whitfield, PhD; John J. Sollers III, PhD; Sebrina A. Wiggins, BA; Sheila G. West, PhD; George P. Vogler, PhD; Gerald E. McClearn, PhD; Julian F. Thayer, PhD
MAMMOGRAPHY CAN DETECT BREAST CANCER EARLY AND SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES
Source: Uncovering Factors Contributing to Under-Utilization of Breast Cancer Screening in Chinese and Korean Women Living in the United States
Mei-yu Yu, PhD, MD; Oi-Saeng Hong, PhD, RN; Amy D. Seetoo, AM, MLS, MBA
SURVIVAL RATES OF PROSTATE CANCER: BLACK VS WHITE PATIENTS
Source: Black-White Differences in Survival from Late-Stage Prostate Cancer
Anthony P. Polednak, PhD
A FURTHER STUDY OF LIFE EXPECTANCY BY SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS IN THE NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL MORTALITY STUDY
Source: A Further Study of Life Expectancy by Socioeconomic Factors in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study
Charles C. Lin, PhD; Eugene Rogot, MA; Norman J. Johnson, PhD; Paul D. Sorlie, PhD; Elizabeth Arias, PhD
THE IMPACT OF HEALTH KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNICATION ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
Source: Patient and Practitioner Literacy and Women's Health: A Global View of the Closing Decade 1990-2000
Louise M. Tomlinson, PhD
WHAT PHYSICIAN CHARACTERISTICS ARE IMPORTANT TO PATIENTS?
Source: Patient Preferences for Physician Characteristics in University-Based Primary Care Clinics
Jorge A. Garcia, MD MS; Debora A. Paterniti, PhD; Patrick S. Romano, MD, MPH; Richard L. Kravitz, MD, MSPH
FOCUS GROUP INFORMATION HELPS RESEARCHERS DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO KEEP WOMEN IN CLINICAL TRIALS
Source: Retention of Under-Served Women in Clinical Trials: A Focus Group Study
Rhoda E. Johnson, PhD; Roma D. Williams, PhD; M. Christine Nagy, PhD; Mona N. Foud, MD, MPH



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