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Taiwan Report on Quitline Activities

  • Hsu, Pei-Ting;Chang, Chia-Wen;Chang, Te-Chung
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.17 no.sup2
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    • pp.11-18
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    • 2016
  • Aiming at reducing smoking population, Taiwan government adopted a successful smoking cessation quitline model from California Smokers' Helpline, commissioned a private non-profit organization-Teacher Chang Foundation, which was well-known for its quality telephone counseling service-to set up Asia's first quitline, Taiwan Smokers' Helpline (TSH) in 2003. The establishment of the quitline is a significant progress for tobacco control in Taiwan, as it built up a cooperative model with smoking cessation clinics to increase the quit rate through assisting smokers to overcome their psychological obstacles while quitting smoking.

US Aid and Taiwan

  • Lee, Wei-Chen;Chang, I-Min
    • Asian review of World Histories
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.47-80
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    • 2014
  • After the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25, 1950, the US included the Republic of China on Taiwan (Taiwan hereafter) in its Asia-Pacific containment line, and restored the military and economic aid to Taiwan for the sake of regional security. The US aid to the countries along the Asia-Pacific defense line was not only in the form of supplying munitions, but also linked these countries together in an economic dimension. Taiwan is one of the 120 countries which had accepted US aid and also successfully moved from "dependence" to "independently sustained growth." This article will firstly review the historical background of US aid to Taiwan and related institutional development; secondly, this article will illustrate how Taiwan used US aid, and which economic sector the US aid affected; thirdly, it will trace the impact of US aid on Taiwan's foreign trade, and finally, to make a conclusion.

Primary Aldosteronism and Cerebrovascular Diseases

  • Chen, Zheng-Wei;Hung, Chi-Sheng;Wu, Vin-Cent;Lin, Yen-Hung;TAIPAI study group
    • Endocrinology and Metabolism
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    • v.33 no.4
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    • pp.429-434
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    • 2018
  • As diagnostic techniques have advanced, primary aldosteronism (PA) has emerged as the most common cause of secondary hypertension. The excess of aldosterone caused by PA resulted in not only cardiovascular complications, including coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, and heart failure, but also cerebrovascular complications, such as stroke and transient ischemic attack. Moreover, PA is associated more closely with these conditions than is essential hypertension. In this review, we present up-to-date findings on the association between PA and cerebrovascular diseases.