Women's Health and Gender Issues in Health Care: Like I just got a death sentence - conditions affecting women's reactions to being told their HIV antibody test results and the impact on access to care, (D.J. Barnes et al.); Breast cancer - an examination of the social correlates relationship to diagnosis and treatment, (C.D. Edwards et al.); The social construction of sex categories as problematic to biomedical research - cancer as a case in point, (B. Hanson); Women, medicine and sociology - thoughts on the need for a critical feminist perspective, (D. Plechner). Socioeconomic Status and Race in Health and Health Care: Care seeking pattern and outcome of hospitalized pneumonia patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, (J.J. Shen et al.); Socioeconomic status and health behaviours among Californians, (J. Grzywacz); Race, socioeconomic status and risk of a catastrophic health condition in later life, (N.G. Kutner, D. Brogan); HIV/AIDS patient preferences regarding physician gender, sexual orientation and race/ethnicity, (K.J. Roberts). Health Care System Issues - Health Policy, Health Lifestyles and the Construction of Patients, Illness and Death: Constructing the "good patient" in conventional and unconventional medical settings - roles, relationships and unconventional medical settings, (M. Katz); Preventing hospitalization - home hospice nurses, caregivers and shifting notions of the good death, (J. Leich); Capital formation and the United States health care system - the relationship between the private and public sector, (B. Mintz, M. Schwatz); The influence of midlife adult status and functional health status on health lifestyles, (N. Chumbler et al.); Uncertainty - a key characteristic of chronic illness and a major problem for managed care, (A. Royer).