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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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Commentary in JAMA on spirituality's role in medical care

Pediatric physician Jay Milstein wrote in a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that, in the face of catastrophic medical events, forging a spiritual connection among patients and their significant others can restore a sense of control, meaning and the ability to cope, "allowing patients and families to shift from a state of hopelessness to wholeness." Milstein contends that in order to provide total patient care, both curing measures addressing the organic aspects of disease and healing measures addressing the human experience of illness are essential.

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