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2009-06-23 14:10:00

"What brings you in to see me today?""Part of my left breast has been painful for awhile.""Can you lie down so that I can examine you?"It sounds like a snippet of conversation between doctor and patient. But the doctor, in this recent exchange at the University of Florida campus, was actually an engineering doctoral student "” and the patient a "mixed reality human" composed of a life-sized computer avatar on a flat screen and a mannequin with a prosthetic breast.Intimate procedures...

2009-04-30 09:57:36

Researchers conclude that intervention can be modified to teach self-screening techniques A brief intervention program "“ consisting of one counseling session and two follow-up phone calls "“ boosted by tenfold the number of women correctly performing breast self- exams. These are the findings of a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Funded by the National Cancer Institute, this study is one of the first to show...

2009-04-29 23:01:00

Researchers conclude that intervention can be modified to teach self-screening techniques for other cancers. PORTLAND, Ore., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A brief intervention program - consisting of one counseling session and two follow-up phone calls - boosted by tenfold the number of women correctly performing breast self-exams. These are the findings of a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Funded by the National Cancer Institute,...

2009-04-15 11:59:00

FRISCO, Texas, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) has integrated text message reminders for breast exams and mammograms into its platform of services and education. The addition of text message reminders underscores the importance of the channel in communicating directly with women of all ages on one of the most personal devices they own, their wireless phones. NBCF, an organization committed to increasing awareness through education, providing...

2009-03-23 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance commended Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Sue Myrick (R-NC), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Donna Christensen (D-VT) and Melissa Bean (D-IL) for their efforts to inspire young women to take control of their breast health with the introduction today of the "Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009." The EARLY Act will initiate an aggressive public education campaign about...

2009-02-27 10:49:00

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tulsa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has selected five Tulsa-based non-profit organizations to receive grant awards totaling $420,000, with an additional $143,215 earmarked for national breast cancer research. The recipients, which include Indian Health Care Resource Center, St. John Medical Center, Tulsa Project Woman, Inc., Breast Cancer Network of Strength - Northeastern Oklahoma Affiliate and Morton Comprehensive Health Services,...

2009-02-13 22:02:20

Nearly 70 percent of minority women say healthcare organizations sometimes deceive or mislead patients. Michigan State University researchers said the medical mistrust can prevent women from getting breast cancer screenings. The study of 341 Arab-American, African-American and Latina women was created to examine levels of medical mistrust and assess the impact on whether the participants received recommended breast cancer screenings. Lead author Karen Patricia Williams said the study found...

2008-12-30 16:44:00

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scantek Medical, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SKML)("Scantek") announced today that on December 24, 2008 it filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court pursuant to Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code. Scantek also announced today that it has shipped 35,000 units of its BreastCare(TM)/BreastAlert(TM) Differential Temperature Sensor product ("BreastCare") to a medical equipment supplier for hospitals and doctors in...

2008-12-30 12:32:26

The best breast cancer detection could be alternating scans. New findings from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center show magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alternated with mammography at six-month intervals can detect breast cancer not found by mammography alone. Studies have shown MRI is more sensitive than mammography, with a 71 percent to 100 percent accuracy, compared to 16 percent to 40 percent for mammography. For high-risk women, many doctors now include MRI with mammography in a clinical...

2008-12-16 16:26:07

Magnetic resonance imaging alternated with mammography at six-month intervals can detect tumors not detected by mammography alone, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Huong Le-Petross of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues performed a study of 334 women who had participated in a high-risk breast cancer-screening program. The women had undergone between one and four MRI screening cycles and were considered to be at high risk if they had hereditary breast and...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.