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JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. 100, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2008

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Treating Patients with Multiple Cardiovascular Conditions: An Analysis of Outpatient Data in the United States, 2005
Byron S. Kennedy, MD, PhD, MPH

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Patient Centeredness, Cultural Competence and Healthcare Quality
Somnath Saha, MD, MPH; Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH; and Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH

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Retinal Diseases in a Tertiary Hospital: The Need for Establishment of a Vitreo-Retinal Care Unit
Oluwatoyin Helen Onakpoya, FWACS (Ophthal); Samuel Oluremi Olateju, FWACS (Ophthal); and Iyiade Adeseye Ajayi, MBBS

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Factors Associated with Patient Navigators’ Time Spent on Reducing Barriers to Cancer Treatment
Chyongchiou J. Lin, PhD; Karen A. Schwaderer, RN, BSN, OCN; Keith H. Morgenlander, MPH; Edmund M. Ricci, PhD; Laura Hoffman, BS; Elaine Martz, BS; Raymond H. Cosgrove; and Dwight E. Heron, MD

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Factors Influencing Physician Referrals of Patients to Clinical Trials
Arch G. Mainous III, PhD; Daniel W. Smith, PhD; Mark E. Geesey, MS; and Barbara C. Tilley, PhD

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Assessing Adult Health Literacy in Urban Healthcare Settings
La Vonne A. Downey, PhD and Leslie S. Zun, MD, MBA

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Predicting Regular Breast Cancer Screening in African-American Women with a Family History of Breast Cancer
Sharon S. Laing, PhD and Kepher Makambi, PhD

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Making a Business Case for Small Medical Practices to Maintain Quality while Addressing Racial Healthcare Disparities
Frances J. Dunston, MD, MPH; Andrew C. Eisenberg, MD, MHA; Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA; John M. Montgomery, MD, MPH; Diana Ramos, MD;
and Arthur Elster, MD; for the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities

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Health Literacy among Spanish-Speaking Patients in the Emergency Department
Jane H. Brice, MD, MPH; Debbie Travers, PhD, RN; Christopher S. Cowden, BS; Matthew D. Young, MD;
Antonio Sanhueza, PhD; and Yolanda Dunston, PhD

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The Digital Divide: A Comparison of Online Consumer Health Information for African-American and General Audiences
Terry Kind, MD, MPH Jasmine Wallace, MPH (candidate); and Rachel Y. Moon, MD

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Disclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Conventional Medical Providers: Variation by Race/Ethnicity and Type of CAM
Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA; Christine Wade, MPH; and Fredi Kronenberg, PhD

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Effectiveness and Safety of Donepezil in Hispanic Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: A 12-Week Open- Label Study
Oscar L. Lopez, MD; Joan A. Mackell, PhD; Yijun Sun, PhD; Laurent M. Kassalow, MS; Yikang Xu, PhD; Thomas McRae, MD; and Honglan Li, PhD

CASE Report

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Diagnosis of Macroamylasemia in a Pregnant Patient
Adrienne J. Headley, MD and Andrew N. Blechman, MD

INFOPOEMS

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Specialized Training Decreases Injuries in Elite Athletes
Sildenafil May Improve Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction in Women
Sequential Therapy Better for Helicobacter Pylori Eradication
Saline Irrigation More Effective Than Spray for Nasal Symptoms
Otitis Media Treatment Does Not Decrease Effusion
Extended Antiretroviral Prophylaxis Prevents HIV in Breastfeeding Infants

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