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Risk of fracture after androgen deprivation for prostate cancer.
BACKGROUND The use of androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer has increased substantially over the past 15 years. This treatment is associated with a loss of bone-mineral density, but theExpand
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Neighborhood context and mortality among older Mexican Americans: is there a barrio advantage?
OBJECTIVES We examined whether Mexican Americans living in high-density Mexican American neighborhoods experience increased morbidity and mortality compared with the rates observed among MexicanExpand
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Approaching health disparities from a population perspective: the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities.
Addressing health disparities has been a national challenge for decades. The National Institutes of Health-sponsored Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities are the first federalExpand
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Increasing use of gonadotropin‐releasing hormone agonists for the treatment of localized prostate carcinoma
The role of androgen deprivation therapy in prostate carcinoma is controversial in earlier stages of disease. The authors examined the time trends and patterns of use for androgen deprivation in theExpand
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Neighbourhood composition and depressive symptoms among older Mexican Americans
Study objective: Research suggests that economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods confer an increased risk of depression to their residents. Little research has been reported about the associationExpand
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Allostatic load among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, and people of Mexican origin: effects of ethnicity, nativity, and acculturation.
OBJECTIVES We investigated ethnic differences in allostatic load in a population-based sample of adults living in Texas City, TX, and assessed the effects of nativity and acculturation status onExpand
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Geographic variation in the use of breast-conserving treatment for breast cancer.
BACKGROUND In the past decade there has been an increase in the use of treatment designed to conserve the breast for women with breast cancer. The extent to which such treatment has been adopted inExpand
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Risk of cardiac death after adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer.
BACKGROUND Women with breast cancer who are treated with adjuvant radiation have a decreased risk of local recurrence but an increased risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease. Patients withExpand
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Overuse of screening colonoscopy in the Medicare population.
BACKGROUND All relevant authorities recommend an interval of 10 years between normal screening colonoscopies. We assessed the timing of repeated colonoscopies after a negative screening colonoscopyExpand
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