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 INDIANAPOLIS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The William Harvey Awards for

writing in the lay media on high blood pressure and cholesterol and their relationship to heart health were announced and presented today at the Great Lakes Regional Conference on High Blood Pressure.
 This was the 11th year for the high blood pressure writing awards and the second year for the separate competition on cholesterol.
 Separate awards are given for newspaper, magazine, television and radio writing in both competitions. First place winners in each category received $2,000, and second place winners received $1,000.
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 Gabriel H. Gluck of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J., was awarded first place in the newspaper category for his companion articles, "High blood pressure is time bomb" and "MDs tune in to rhythm of heart," which ran on consecutive Sundays in the summer of 1991.
 Second place went to Donna Alvarado of the San Jose (California) Mercury News for her article on hypertension in blacks, "Following John Henry's Footsteps," which ran May 29, 1991.
 In the magazine category, first place was won by Matthew D. Dacy of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter for his October 1991 medical essay titled, "High Blood Pressure: Here's how you can control a silent killer."
 Second place went to Dr. Thomas H. Lee of The Harvard Heart Letter for "Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly," which appeared last October.
 Honorable mention certificates in magazine writing on hypertension went to Kathy A. Fackelmann of Science News for "High Blood Pressure Hormone"; to Bill Lawren, who wrote "Everyman's Disease: An Energetic New Assault" for Longevity Magazine; and Jeff Schein, who wrote "Medications for High Blood Pressure: Which One is Right for You?" for Consumers Research Magazine.
 In the television category, the first place award went to Robin L. Matthews of KXTV Channel 10, Sacramento, Calif., for her production on high blood pressure, which aired May 4, 1991.
 Second place went to Jerry Sander of WKYT-TV, Lexington, Ky., for his two-part report on pediatric blood pressure last December.
 Rita Baron-Faust, producer of "Report on Medicine" for WCBS NewsRadio, New York, and New York University School of Medicine, received the first place award in the radio category for a four-part series on hypertension in July 1991.
 In the newspaper category, the first place award went to Dennis Breo, whose article on cholesterol-health crusader Philip Sokolof appeared in Chicago Tribune Magazine on Oct. 6, 1991. Breo is a previous winner in the high blood pressure newspaper competition.
 Toni Cashnelli, food editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer, won second place for her article "Curbing kids' Cholesterol" on Jan. 30, 1991.
 In the magazine competition, first place was awarded to Larry Husten, who wrote "Cholesterol: Beyond the Numbers" for the summer 1991 issue of Heartbeat Magazine.
 Second place went to Sally Squires, who contributed "The Perfect Age for Heart Trouble" to Longevity Magazine in February 1991. Squires is a former first place winner in newspaper writing on high blood pressure.
 In the television category, first place was awarded to Philip Garvin, executive producer for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, for a one- hour special, "Eat Smart," which aired on PBS on Sept. 16, 1991.
 Second place was won by Gary Duncan, an independent producer and writer, for "The Cholesterol Kid," a five-minute segment on genetically acquired high cholesterol, which appeared on KXTV Channel 10, Sacramento, on May 11, 1991.
 An honorable mention award in the television category went to Mary Ann Childers, anchor and medical editor of WLS-TV, Chicago, for a two- part series on cholesterol.
 In the radio category, first place was awarded to Louis C. Adler, executive producer of Eagle Media Productions, for his five-part series on cholesterol and heart disease, which was aired on Medical Journal Radio Network on April 29 to May 3, 1991.
 Second place went to Bryant M. Thomas, medical reporter of WTIC Radio, Hartford, Conn., for his five-part cholesterol series on "Health Update" in January 1991.
 The William Harvey Awards were named for the British physician who discovered the true function of the heart and circulatory system in the 17th century. The awards are sponsored by the American Medical Writers Association, National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Cholesterol Education Program and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
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