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Update in Women's Health

Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc; and Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH
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From University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Requests for Reprints: Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Current Author Addresses: Dr. Grisso: Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 920 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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Ann Intern Med. 1996;125(3):213-220. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-125-3-199608010-00010
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In 1990, a report from the General Accounting Office highlighted the failure of many important studies to include women; partly in response to that report, the National Institutes of Health opened the Office of Women's Health Research. Since that time, women's health care has become a burgeoning field of medical study.

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The influence of controlling for smoking on the shape of the curve describing the relation between body mass index and the relative risk for death from all causes.
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