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Public figures often support a cause. What happens to those diseases without a supporter?

The Archives of Internal Medicine and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published interesting studies. Researchers documented what many doctors had reported (and I saw first hand in by business) following the broadcast: of Katy Couric having an colonoscopy on T.V. Rates rose from an average of 15 per month before Couric's test to 18.1 per month after (per University of Michigan Health System). Public figures often support a cause. What happens to those diseases without a supporter? What do you think of the disparity? Do you agree with disease/condition sponsorship?

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Without such sponsoring/support they often lack support. On the other hand this kind of publicity can ...

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