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"" Academic medicine's impact ""
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  Stem cell funds for UC Davis  
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  ACS treatment lacking?  
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  Physicals lead to cancer screenings  
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  Understanding schizophrenic hallucinations  
     
  Funding crisis warning  
     
  Among best PICU survival rates  
     
  CT scan rules for children  
     
  Reduced mammogram accuracy  
     
  Arsenic levels high in kelp supplements  
     
  New tool for assessing meningitis  
     
  Meth use linked to cardiomyopathy  
     
  Impact of women's ancestry genes  
     
  Simulation training cuts procedure times  
     
  How a body senses temperature changes  
     
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Physicals lead to cancer screenings

A UC Davis-led study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that individuals 50 years or older who receive regular preventive health exams are more likely to get recommended cancer screenings. In the study, which looked at nearly 65,000 patients, those who had a general checkup were more than three times as likely as those who didn't to get some type of colon cancer screening and a prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test for prostate cancer. Mammography rates were higher in the checkup group as well.

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