State of the Heart

State of the Heart

In State of the Heart, Dr. Haider Warraich takes readers inside the ER, inside patients’ rooms, and inside the history and science of cardiac disease.State of the Heart traces the entire arc of the heart, from the very first time it was depicted on stone tablets, to a future in which it may very well […]

State of Slim

State of Slim

Slim—it’s the state everyone wishes their body was in. And it turns out there’s actually a state of slim: Colorado, the place that boasts the lowest obesity rate in America. Now leading weight-loss researchers Dr. James O. Hill and Dr. Holly R. Wyatt reveal how slender Coloradans get and stay that way and show how […]

White Paper in Opposition to Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Proposal on Maintenance of Licensure.

White Paper in Opposition to Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Proposal on Maintenance of Licensure.

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has established a Special Committee on Maintenance of Licensure in order to explore “a new way to assure the public that physicians retain skills throughout their careers.” While state licensure boards may establish a rigorous procedure for granting initial licensure, the FSMB writes: “In virtually all states, it […]

Admissions to the State Hospital: A One-Year Study (Report)

Admissions to the State Hospital: A One-Year Study (Report)

Introduction There are at present, two inpatient acute care mental health facilities operated by the West Virginia Dept of Health and Human Resources with a total of 240 beds to serve the mentally ill population of West Virginia. Each hospital has a designated catchment area with corresponding Community Mental Health Centers. William R. Sharpe, Jr. […]

Commitment Among State Health Officials & Its Implications for Health Sector Reform: Lessons from Gujarat (Report)

Commitment Among State Health Officials & Its Implications for Health Sector Reform: Lessons from Gujarat (Report)

Background & objectives: Commitment, competencies and skills of people working in the health sector can significantly impact the performance and its reform process. In this study we attempted to analyse the commitment of state health officials and its implications for human resource practices in Gujarat. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used to measure commitment and […]

Mite and Cockroach Sensitisation in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in the Free State (Original Articles)

Mite and Cockroach Sensitisation in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis in the Free State (Original Articles)

Allergen sensitivities of patients with allergic rhinitis in the Free State have been described, (1,2) with sensitisation patterns being similar in asthmatic patients. (3) These studies showed a high prevalence of grass pollen sensitisation and a lower level of house-dust mite sensitisation than in the coastal areas, where between 65% and 95% of atopic patients […]