October 2018, Volume 111 - Issue 10

Effects of Religious Involvement on HIV Management Outcomes Among HIV-Positive Adults in Central North Carolina

Thomas Yates, MD, Samuel Yates, BS, Julia Rushing, MStat, Katherine R. Schafer, MD

Abstract: Objectives: The goals of this pilot cross-sectional study were to determine the feasibility of and begin measuring the effect of religious institution affiliation on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinical outcomes in the southern United States, a region marked by later...

(pp 612-618)

Commentary on “A Professional Well-Being Continuum: Broadening the Burnout Conversation”

Robert Zylstra, EdD, LCSW

Abstract: The concept of physician wellness has attracted significant attention in recent years, as well it should. Statistics suggest that, depending on your specialty, 55% to 72% of physicians are experiencing what is frequently referred to as “burnout.”1 Although some may...

(pp 636-637)

Effects of Maternal Carbohydrate and Fat Intake on Fetal Telomere Length

Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD, Korede K. Adegoke, PhD, MPH, MBBS, Lindsey M. King, MPH, CHES, CCRP, CTTS, Rana Daas, BS, Arnut Paothong, PhD, Anupam Pradhan, PhD, Muktar H. Aliyu, MD, DrPH, Valerie E. Whiteman, MD✝

Abstract: Objectives: Telomere length can be affected by dietary factors in adults. We investigated the association between maternal carbohydrate and fat intake during pregnancy and telomere length in neonatal cord blood leukocytes. We hypothesized that high fat consumption and high...

(pp 591-596)