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American Agenda (Med.: Type A Personality) #122190

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 22, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Med. myths about "type A" personality and link to heart attacks featured; scenes shown of "type A" people. [Reporter Sam DONALDSON - says message has been that his type will die early from heart attack.] Defining of "type A"-heart attack link by cardiologists doctors Ray Rosenman and Meyer Friedman recalled; controversy over subjectivity of "type A" hypothesis explained. [Framingham heart study spokesperson Dr. William CASTELLI - says researchers can't reproduce the study.] [Duke Univ. psychologist Redford WILLIAMS - discusses refining of "type A."] [CASTELLI - discusses various medical risk factors that might outweigh the excelling factor.] [DONALDSON - comments.]

Johnson, Tim;
Jennings, Peter

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