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In Predominantly Black Communities, People of all Races Miss Out on Kidney Care

Written by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:04.

Journal of the American Society NephrologyRegardless of race, fewer people see a kidney specialist before starting dialysis if they live in predominantly black communities, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results highlight the importance of understanding why patients in predominantly black areas are less likely to receive kidney-related care while their kidney function is clearly declining.

Fresh Grown: Student Hip-hop Video for Kids Says Eating Fruits, Veggies Is Cool

Written by University of Alabama at Birmingham on Thursday, 03 June 2010 16:14.

“The Jefferson County Childhood Obesity Task Force (JCCOTF) wanted to put together a social marketing project that would have kids teaching With a funky beat and catchy lyrics, a hip-hop public service announcement video created by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) senior film student Anna Lloyd, 22, of Fairhope, is hitting the Internet with a message to kids: Eating healthy is cool.

Stylish Shade on Summer Days

Written by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday, 13 May 2010 01:04.

In observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterIn observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are encouraging women to be creative and use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun.

Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on 'Personalized Medicine' on May 14

Written by Indiana University on Sunday, 25 April 2010 23:04.

Lilly and Wellpoint Top Execs to Participate in Conference on 'Personalized Medicine' on May 14Anyone who has gone to a doctor is familiar with the process of providing a medical history. However, until recently it has been difficult for physicians to share with each other their personal observations and intuitions that allow others to provide the same individualized care.

The Global Summit on International Breast Health, Following ASCO

Written by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:49.

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the fourth biennial BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, bringing together collaborating national and international organizations to address the optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries. The theme for the 2010 Summit is “Optimizing Health Care Delivery.”

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