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Summer 2003 Issue
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NEWS
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NEWS IN BRIEF

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Healthy aging summits win national award
An innovative program to improve the health of the elderly in Sacramento's culturally diverse communities won a national award this spring from the American Society on Aging...
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Death finds handgun buyers
Researchers at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program have found that, among people who die within three years of purchasing handguns, more than one-fifth of the deaths result from gunshot wounds...
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Patients, doctors talk online
UC Davis Medical Group has implemented a special Web-based messaging system that permits patients and doctors to essentially conduct an "office visit" online, improving both communication and service...
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Instruction and permission in eye/brain development
UC Davis researchers reported in a spring issue of the journal Science that neuronal activity in the eye permits eye-specific connections to the brain, contrary to the conventional view of how connections form between the optic nerves and the brain...
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Grant targets minority youth
The Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at UC Davis Medical Center received a $1.1 million grant for a three-year joint study with the Health Education Council of Sacramento to reduce substance abuse and HIV infection among minority youth in Sacramento County...
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Celebration Gala for cancer research set
The fourth annual Celebration Gala benefiting UC Davis Cancer Center research will be held Nov. 8 at the Radisson Hotel, Sacramento. Proceeds from the gala will help support research into cancers that kill more than 50,000 Californians every year...
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  Metastatic prostate cancer: common, deadly, costly
Prostate cancer patients face a 27-percent developing metastatic within seven years of diagnosis, according to research by investigators Davis Cancer Center and institutions nationwide...
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  New cardiac cath suites
Heart problems that once required open-heart surgery are increasingly being treated with minimally invasive techniques in cardiac catheterization labs...
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  Hospital switches to digital x-ray
UC Davis is the first health-care system in Sacramento to make a complete switch to a digital x-ray system that makes images available immediately for online viewing...
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  Insurance no barrier to cancer clinical trials
A California law enacted in 2001 appears to have removed a major barrier to participation in clinical trials by cancer patients...
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  Redirecting frequent users of emergency room
The Sacramento Community Frequent Users of Healthcare Task Force has received a $100,000 planning grant to explore new models of care to redirect frequent users of costly health-care services to more appropriate resources...
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  Retesting of mammograms unnecessary for some
Of the nearly 30 million American women who undergo screening mammograms every year, up to 11 percent receive "probably benign" test results — and therefore are...
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  UC Davis grads find 'match'
All 93 UC Davis School of Medicine graduates who participated in the National Resident Matching Program this year were accepted into residency programs...
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  Student wins grant
UC Davis medical student Lenton Joby Morrow-Mazur is one of 17 medical students named by National Medical Fellowships as a Community Service Scholar...
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