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BACKGROUND Primary care physicians believe preventive services are important, but perform these activities infrequently. Numerous studies have attempted to increase cancer screening, employing a variety of interventions with varying results. METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of published studies to identify effective office-based interventions for(More)
The population of elderly patients is steadily growing. Because physician attitudes toward caring for elderly patients are often negative, it is important to identify aspects of training that lead to favorable attitudes toward the practice of geriatrics. This study investigated the relationships among past casual experiences, educational experiences, level(More)
Located at the interface between estuaries and surrounding uplands, tidal marshes are in position to receive and transform material from both adjacent systems. Of particular importance in eutrophic estuarine systems, tidal marshes permanently remove nutrients via two mechanisms-denitrification and long-term burial. Denitrification was measured (monthly) in(More)
Propolis can be used as growth enhancer due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immune-stimulant properties, but its effects on morphometry and muscle gene expression are largely unknown. The present study evaluates the influence of propolis on muscle morphometry and myostatin gene expression in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) bred in net cages.(More)
This article describes five possible research roles for family physicians--tenure-track faculty member, clinical faculty member, practitioner-investigator, research network participant, and consumer of research--with the hope of encouraging more family physicians to identify an appropriate research role and contribute to the research mission of the(More)
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