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Publication Title: 
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

BACKGROUND: Many factors affect recovery from arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, including patient sex. However, sex differences in time to maximal recovery of knee function and factors influencing differential rates of recovery are unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We determined (1) preoperative sex differences, (2) sex differences in rate and extent of recovery through 1 year postoperatively, and (3) clinical and fitness variables that could explain potential sex differences in recovery from partial meniscectomy.

Author(s): 
Rosenberger, Patricia H.
Dhabhar, Firdaus S.
Epel, Elissa
Jokl, Peter
Ickovics, Jeannette R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Older, sedentary, urban-living, ethnic minority women are at high risk for preventable disease, but it is difficult to engage this population in health promotion efforts. This study tested two methods of engaging Hispanic and African American women, who were at high risk for cardiovascular disease, in a 10-week aerobic fitness program. The program was offered to 76 participants, in either a women's health clinic or a church. Attendance was the primary dependent variable and was recorded at each exercise session.

Author(s): 
Dornelas, Ellen A.
Stepnowski, Roxanne R.
Fischer, Edward H.
Thompson, Paul D.
Publication Title: 
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

BACKGROUND: Romantic partnerships between drug-using couples, when they are recognized at all, tend to be viewed as dysfunctional, unstable, utilitarian, and often violent. This study presents a more nuanced portrayal by describing the interpersonal dynamics of 10 heroin and cocaine-using couples from Hartford, Connecticut. RESULTS: These couples cared for each other similarly to the ways that non-drug-using couples care for their intimate partners. However, most also cared by helping each other avoid the symptoms of drug withdrawal.

Author(s): 
Simmons, Janie
Singer, Merrill
Publication Title: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

CONTEXT: Condoms are less likely to be used in primary relationships than in other relationship types. An understanding of what women and men expect when entering into these relationships, as well as how they make decisions about condom use and other prevention behaviors, is essential to efforts to curb the spread of HIV. METHODS: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 25 high-risk heterosexual couples, including HIV-serodiscordant couples, participating in a trial of the female condom in Hartford in 2004-2007.

Author(s): 
Corbett, A. Michelle
Dickson-GÛmez, Julia
Hilario, Helena
Weeks, Margaret R.
Publication Title: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

CONTEXT: Adolescents' desire for a pregnancy has been explored more among females than among males. A more comprehensive understanding of teenagers' pregnancy desires is needed to inform pregnancy prevention efforts and to support couples as they undergo the transition to parenthood. METHODS: In an observational cohort study conducted in 2007-2011 at clinics in Connecticut, data were collected from 296 couples (females aged 14-21 and their partners) who were expecting a baby.

Author(s): 
Sipsma, Heather
Divney, Anna A.
Niccolai, Linda M.
Gordon, Derrick
Magriples, Urania
Kershaw, Trace S.
Publication Title: 
ANZ journal of surgery

In the early years of the introduction of Christianity into China, one American medical missionary distinguished himself by his kindness and generosity towards the Chinese people, and also by his surgical prowess. Peter Parker (1804-1888) was a graduate from the Yale University Medical School and was also an ordained minister. He came to the south China city of Canton (now called Guangzhou) in 1834, built a hospital, treated the patients without charge and also groomed medical apprentices to help him in his work.

Author(s): 
Low, Gordon
Publication Title: 
ANZ journal of surgery

In the early years of the introduction of Christianity into China, one American medical missionary distinguished himself by his kindness and generosity towards the Chinese people, and also by his surgical prowess. Peter Parker (1804-1888) was a graduate from the Yale University Medical School and was also an ordained minister. He came to the south China city of Canton (now called Guangzhou) in 1834, built a hospital, treated the patients without charge and also groomed medical apprentices to help him in his work.

Author(s): 
Low, Gordon
Publication Title: 
Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

PURPOSE: To examine factors that influenced, positively or negatively, the specialty career choices of physicians trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) from 1929 to 1994. METHOD: The authors sent questionnaires to 4,888 physicians who had trained or were training in YNHH-sponsored residency programs. The physicians rated 36 factors posited to be influenced in career choice on a seven-point Likert scale from very negative to very positive. The authors compared the means of each factor's ratings by decade of medical school graduation.

Author(s): 
Krol, D.
Morris, V.
Betz, J.
Cadman, E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

The purpose of this exploratory study was 3-fold: (a) to determine how 'spirituality' is defined by inner-city HIV-positive drug users; (b) to determine perceived relationships between spirituality and abstinence, harm reduction, and health promotion; and (c) to assess interest in a spirituality-based intervention. Opioid-dependent patients enrolled in an inner-city methadone maintenance program participated in the study; 21 participated in focus groups and 47 completed a questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Arnold, RuthM
Avants, S. Kelly
Margolin, Arthur
Marcotte, David
Publication Title: 
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

This case study of mental retardation in Connecticut during 1818-1917 questions the existing model of interpretation. The discovery of mental retardation in Connecticut did not emanate from social fear over those who were different, difficult, or dangerous. Nor did state government initiate the institutionalization of the feeble-minded. Instead, Dr. Henry M. Knight, who founded the private Connecticut School for Imbeciles in 1858, was motivated by antebellum religious benevolence.

Author(s): 
Goodheart, Lawrence B.

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