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Table of Contents: March 2006

COVER

Hair Stories.

Image Credit: Karin Stack
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How does an artist respond to a body made unfamiliar and out of control? I started Hair Stories after my breast cancer diagnosis. From the chaotic realm of illness and uncertainty, I produced a post-chemotherapy series of self-portraits through weekly photographs. Using the ordered structure and language of minimalism and scientific documentation, I challenged the disorder I confronted. My photographs examine the steady resumption of natural processes and the surprise of new hair growth. In the accompanying flipbook and voiceover, hair images (sequential, impersonal, and almost anonymous) are combined and contrasted with stories (vivid, personal, and anachronistic) that explore hair in the context of my personal history.

Hair Stories has been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts; The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, New York; Wesleyan University; Simmons College; Portland State University; and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Karin Stack's drawings, prints, and photographs have been exhibited throughout the country. She earned a BA with honors from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Colorado State University. Awards include a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and fellowships from the Ragdale and Vermont Studio Center. She has also taught at Amherst College and Wellesley College.

Hair Stories © 2002 Karin Stack (http://www.karinstack.com)

Editorial

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Elizabeth A Almasi, Randall S Stafford, Richard L Kravitz, Peter R Mansfield

Perspectives

Health in Action

Policy Forums

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Best Practice

Learning Forum

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Research Articles

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Andrea S Foulkes, David A Wohl, Ian Frank, Elaine Puleo, Stephanie Restine, Megan L Wolfe, Michael P Dube, Pablo Tebas, Muredach P Reilly

Automated DNA Sequence-Based Early Warning System for the Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreaks

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Viable Group A Streptococci in Macrophages during Acute Soft Tissue Infection

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Long-Term Outcome of Otherwise Healthy Individuals with Incidentally Discovered Borderline Thrombocytopenia

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Jen-Tsan Chi, Zhen Wang, Dimitry S. A Nuyten, Edwin H Rodriguez, Marci E Schaner, Ali Salim, Yun Wang, Gunnar B Kristensen, Åslaug Helland, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Amato Giaccia, Michael T Longaker, Trevor Hastie, George P Yang, Marc J van de Vijver, Patrick O Brown

Correspondence

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Author's Reply

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Authors' Reply

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Clinical Trials Registration

Frank W Rockhold, Ronald L Krall