Editorials

 
 

Editorials

  • Lessons Learned From the Women's Health Initiative Study On July 9, 2002, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) dropped a bombshell.
  • The Child With Chronic Illness Transitions to Adulthood In this continuing medical education section, I have invited experts in pediatric newborn medicine, hematology/oncology, behavioral developmental pediatrics, and pediatric endocrinology to contribute articles centered on the transition of the youngster with a chronic health care need from pediatric-centered to adult-centered care.
  • Heat Stroke Our core body temperature is maintained within a very narrow range of normality, even in extreme environmental conditions, through an intricate system integrating various physical and biochemical processes coordinated by the hypothalamus.
  • Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid My clinical experience with gamma-hydroxybutyrate acid (GHB) for the treatment of substance abuse began in late 1980s after I had met the pharmacologist Professor G. L. Gessa, who was working on neurobiologic mechanisms of drug dependence in animal models.
  • Kluver-Bucy Syndrome After Minor Brain Injury Bilateral temporal lobe lesions (especially with hippocampal damage) cause recent memory impairment and behavioral disturbances.
  • NHLBI Stops Trial of Estrogen The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has stopped early a major clinical trial of the risks and benefits of combined estrogen and progestin in healthy menopausal women due to an increased risk of invasive breast cancer.
  • Osteoporosis 2002: Headline News What is the evidence for once-weekly dosing of bisphosphonates?
  • The Thyroid Gland: A Brief Historical Perspective A large number of tests and algorithms are available to guide the clinician's efforts to diagnose thyroid dysfunction.
  • Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is neither part of the normal aging process, nor is it an incurable disease.
  • Diabetes Mellitus The discovery of insulin was the turning point in the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • Hormonal Replacement Therapy For over half a century HRT has been the standard of care for PMS and other illnesses associated with menopause.
  • Exercise: Her Options The United States population has a growing problem: its collective body mass index is on the rise.