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October 3, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Collaboration between Patients, Hospice and Oncology Practices to Reduce Palliative Care Disparities

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Researcher Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Understanding and developing culturally tailored palliative initiatives directed to minority cancer patients.

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Tags: Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, palliative care, project


October 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Barriers and Beliefs that Contribute to Late Stage Treatment of Breast Cancer in African American Women

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Researchers Steven C. Ames, Ph.D. Sarah Osian, Ph.D. (UF Health) Gerardo Colón-Otero, M.D. Summary Utilizing focus groups with African American women residing in Health Zone 1 to understand if there are any existing cultural or access barriers that lead to late stage treatment of breast cancer.

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Tags: African American women, breast cancer, Florida project, Gerardo Colón-Otero M.D., health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project


October 1, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Motivating Youth at Risk for Obesity through Multi-Level Community Activation (Mayo-YMCA)

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Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Conducting a series of qualitative and quantitative assessments among African American youths and parents/adult caregivers in order to understand specific motivators and barriers for a healthy lifestyle, in collaboration with the First Coast YMCA and Nemours Children’s Clinic. Read more.

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Tags: African Americans, childhood obesity, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D., YMCA


September 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Pilot Study to Determine the Feasibility of Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity Among Older African American Adults with Osteoarthritis and Obesity

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Researcher Richard O. White, M.D. Summary Pilot study of older (ages 55–85) African American adults to determine the impact of using an advanced pedometer on physical activity levels and osteoarthritis symptoms.

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Tags: African Americans, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Richard O. White M.D.


September 29, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Pilot Study of Education and Screening Efforts Targeting Vitamin D Insufficiency in African Americans Living in a Metro Southern Community

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Researcher Alexander S. Parker, Ph.D. Summary Conducted educational sessions and vitamin D screenings in the local African American community in order to understand the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in African Americans living in Jacksonville.

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Tags: African Americans, Dr Alexander S Parker, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, vitamin D deficiency


September 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Inner City Asthma Among African Americans in Jacksonville, Florida

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Researcher Thanai Pongdee, M.D. Summary Screening participants from a previous vitamin D study for allergens and asthma in order to determine the link between vitamin D deficiency and asthma prevalence.

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Tags: asthmaency, Florida project, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, project, Thanai Pongdee M.D., vitamin D deficiency


September 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Application of Housing-based Socioeconomic Measure in Health Disparities Research in Olmsted County, MN

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Young J. Juhn, M.D. Consultant, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of health, and its influence on health outcomes has been extensively studied and documented.

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Tags: health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2012, project, socioeconomic status, Young J. Juhn M.D.


September 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency (Hypovitaminosis D) in African Americans Living in a Metropolitan Southern Community

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Alexander S. Parker, Ph.D. Consultant, Health Sciences Research Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract There is continued interest in the role of vitamin D insufficiency (hypovitaminosis D) as a risk factor for a variety of human diseases.

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September 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Clinic Orientation to Reduce Health Disparities in Primary Care: A Pilot Study

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Onelis Quirindongo-Cedeno, M.D. Consultant, Primary Care Internal Medicine Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic Abstract Previous studies have shown discrepancies in the provision of preventive health services and achievement of diabetes management quality goal among Somali patients in our primary care practice.

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Tags: diabetes, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Onelis Quirindongo-Cedeno M.D., pilot project 2012, project, Somalis


September 11, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Evaluation of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Inner City Asthma Among African Americans in Jacksonville, Florida

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Thanai Pongdee, M.D. Senior Associate Consultant, Allergy & Pulmonary Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida Abstract Asthma is an immense public health problem on both a national and global scale.

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Tags: African Americans, asthma, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, pilot project 2013, project, Thanai Pongdee M.D., vitamin D deficiency


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