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JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. 100, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2008

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN

980
Building the Bridge to a “More Perfect” Healthcare System
Carolyn Barley Britton, MD, MS

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS

986
Serum Lipids in Patients with Stroke— A Cross-Sectional Case-Control Study
Olubunmi Akindele Ogunrin, BSc, MBChB, FWACP and Evelyn Unuigbe, MBBS, FMCP

996
Explaining the Relationship between Pain and Depressive Symptoms in African-American and White Women with Arthritis
Chivon A. Mingo, MA; Jessica M. McIlvane, PhD; and Tamara A. Baker, PhD

1004
When Adults with Diabetes Attempt to Drink Less Soda: Resulting Adult–Child Interactions and Household Changes
Helena H. Laroche, MD; M ichele Heisler, MD, MP A; Jane Forman, ScD, MHS; Michael Anderson; and Matthew M . Davis, MD, M APP

1012
Recruiting African-American Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education
Alton Hart Jr., MD, MPH; Sandra M. Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN; Wally R. Smith, MD; Deborah J. B owen, PhD; Brian M. Rivers, PhD; Randy A. Jones, PhD, APRN; Dennis Parker, PhD; and Johnnie (Chip) Allen, MPH

1021
Effectiveness of a Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program in Improving Medical College Admission Test Scores of Underrepresented Minority and Disadvantaged Students
Leon McDougle, MD, MP H; David P. Way, MEd; and Christine Yash, MA

1026
Reaping What We Sow: The Emerging Academic Medicine Workforce
Donna B. Jeffe, PhD; Dorothy A. Andriole, MD; Heather L. Hageman, MBA; and Alison J. Whelan, MD

1041
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Treatment of Seriously Ill Patients: A Comparison of African- American, Caucasian and Hispanic Veterans
Ursula K. Braun, MD, MPH; Laurence B . McCullough, PhD; Rebecca J. Beyth, MD, MSc; Nelda P. Wray, MD, MPH; Mark E. Kunik, MD, MPH; and Robert O. M organ, PhD

1052
Clients’ Perceptions of the Quality of Antenatal Care
Adeniran O. Fawole, FMCOG (Nig.); Michael A. Okunlola, FMCOG (Nig.); and Adeyemi O. Adekunle FMCOG (Nig.)

1059
Comparison of Metabolic Syndrome Variables among Pregnant Women with and without Eclampsia
Simeon A. Isezuo, FMCP and Bisalla A. Ekele, FWACS

1066
Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Normotensive Type-2 Diabetic Subjects
Dike Ojji, FWACP; Will Parsonage, FRACP; Mark Dooris, FRACP; Adewole Adebiyi, FWACP; Oludolapo Oladapo, FWACP; Jokotade Adeleye, FWACP; Akinyemi Aje, FNMCP; Okechukwu Ogah, FWACP; Adedeji Adebayo, FWACP; Ayodele Falase, FRCP; and John Atherton, FRACP

1073
Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of Genetic Studies with African Immigrants as Research Subjects
Gordon Gong, MD, MS; Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, M SPH, MBA; Gleb Haynatzki, PhD; Cynthia Cook, PhD; Richard L. O’Brien, MD; and Lynne E. Houtz, MS, PhD

1078
Medical Students’ Perspectives on a Multicultural Curriculum
Monica L. Lypson, MD; P aula T. R oss, MA; and Arno K. Kumagai, MD

1084
Career Experiences and Perceptions of Underrepresented Minority Medical School Faculty
Deborah L. Wingard, PhD; Vivian M. Reznik, MD; and Sandra P. Daley, MD

1089
Educating Older African Americans about the Preventive Importance of Routine Comprehensive Eye Care
Cynthia Owsley, MSPH, PhD; Gerald McGwin Jr., MS, PhD; Beth T . Stalvey, MPH, PhD; CHES; June Weston, BA; Karen Searcey, MSPH; and Christopher A. Girkin, MD, MSPH

1097
Medical School Sexual Health Curriculum and Training in the United States
Sheetal Malhotra, MBBS, MS; Anjum Khurshid, PhD, MPAff; Katherine A. Hendricks, MD, MPH, TM; and Joshua R. Mann, MD, MPH

CASE REPORTS

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Extramedullary Myeloid Leukemia Mimicking Lepromatous Leprosy
Alper Sevinc, MD and Ismet Aydogdu, MD

1063
Ventricular Fibrillation in a 5-Year-Old Child on Therapeutic Dose of Quinine Dihydrochloride Infusion for Acute Malaria
Olusegun Busari, FMCP and Olusogo Busari, MBBS

BOOK REVIEW

992
Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report
Edited by Richard Allen Williams
Reviewed by E lise D. Cook, MD

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

995
Differences in Vitamin-D Status May Explain Black–White Differences in Breast Cancer Survival Rates
William B. Grant, PhD

INFOPOEMS

1107
Single-Dose Drug Treatment Effective for Some Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections
One-Third of ICU-Treated Children Have Delusional Memories
Metformin Delays Onset of Diabetes
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychoeducation Reduce Relapse in Bipolar Disorder

DEPARTMENTS

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Masthead

979
About the Cover
Tina Allen

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Calendar

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