Dementia risk varies among racial and ethnic groups; CDC releases data on pregnant women who smoke;

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> The Arnold P. Gold Foundation has launched an initiative to promote the delivery of patient-centered, compassionate and team-based healthcare. Announcement

> Despite the risks to their developing fetus, more than 8 percent of women smoke during pregnancy, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Report (.pdf)

> A new study finds the risk of developing dementia varies significantly among racial and ethnic groups. Announcement

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> Electronic reminders seem to keep patients engaged in reading their physicians' notes, according to a study on the OpenNotes program. Article

> The University of Texas System on Thursday approved the use of its $48.5 million endowment to create a statewide telemedicine network, as well as for research and faculty recruitment, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Article

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