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"" Pediatric ER research work renewed ""
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"" Colon cancer screening less likely for minorities ""
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"" Commentary in JAMA on spirituality's role in medical care ""
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  Managing chronic disease drug costs  
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  Ketones may be culprits in some diabetics' heart problems  
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  Adult bladder stem cells identified  
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  New director of student diversity  
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  When to send sick children to specialty hospitals  
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  Study shows safety of adult stem-cell therapy  
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  New pharmacology department chair  
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  New wide-field light microscope  
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  Treating neonatal diabetes with oral medication  
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  High marks for conflict-of-interest policies  
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  Some follow-up breast cancer surgeries eliminated  
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Colon cancer screening less likely for minorities

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A national study by UC Davis researchers found that blacks, Asians and Hispanics are less likely to undergo colorectal cancer screening than whites. Among blacks and Hispanics, the disparity in screening appears to be due to socioeconomic, health-care access and language barriers, which could be overcome with prevention outreach efforts. However, these same barriers do not fully explain screening disparities of Asians. Lead author Anthony Jerant recommended more thorough exploration of the cultural factors that could drive lack of participation in screening for this population. The results were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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