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Use the right metaphor to get patients to enroll in clinical...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The language that doctors use with low-income, rural patients can help determine whether these patients agree to participate in clinical trials testing new cancer treatments, a new study found. Researchers found that the metap...

Age-related hearing loss and folate in the elderly

Alexandria, VA -- Age-related hearing loss (ARHL), one of the four most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly, is associated with low serum levels of folic acid, according to new research published in the December 2010 issue of Otolaryngolog...

Cell phones help save the lives of mothers, infants and children

Simple mobile technology, like basic cell phones, can be used to save the lives of mothers in childbirth, and improve the care of newborns and children, reaching underserved populations in remote areas. More advanced mobile technology can do even ...

Diverse surgeons initiative effectively increases underrepresented minorities in academic surgery

CHICAGO (November 1, 2010) -- According to a report published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a grant-funded program tailored to provide advanced minimally invasive surgery skills to young, underrepresented ...

Doctors’ sense of mission, self-identity key in choice to work in...

Medical schools and clinics could boost the number of primary care physicians in medically underserved areas by selecting and encouraging students from these communities, who often exhibit a strong sense of responsibility for and identification with...

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