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Endoscopy Rates Rise After Medicare Changes, Data Analysis Shows

Use of endoscopic colorectal cancer screenings has increased following recent changes to government-subsidized health insurance for seniors, according to a study led by a researcher from the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

“This is great news,” the study stated, “because…overall utilization rates are low, and much improvement is needed in many… more »

Study: Where People Live Matters In Late Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer

In addition to a person’s race or ethnicity, where they live can matter in terms of whether they are diagnosed at a late stage for colorectal cancer, according to a recent study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

The study finds that cancer… more »

Many Primary Care Doctors Reluctant To Fully Disclose Medical Errors

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to patients, a new survey shows.

Most of the nearly 300 primary care physicians would provide only partial disclosure of a medical error for two hypothetical cases… more »

Study Proposes Guidelines To Boost Transgender Participation in Research

A team led by a professor at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University has developed guidelines designed to improve efforts to involve transgender people in research studies.

Recruitment of transgender participants can be difficult because they may be reluctant to answer questions about their gender identity and because they make… more »

Study: Minimum Cigarette Price Laws Are Effective Smoking Deterrent

Raising the cost of cigarettes has been proven to reduce their consumption. While tax increases have been the traditional vehicle for upping the price of smoking, their impact may be blunted by the tobacco industry’s promotional tactics.

A recent study led by a tobacco policy researcher from the School of Public… more »

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