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2012-12-17 16:32:42

The pelvic exam, a standard part of a woman's gynecologic checkup, frequently is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified, according to the authors of a UCSF study that may lay the groundwork for future changes to medical practice. The research shows that many physicians mistakenly believe the exam is important in screening for ovarian cancer. The study, which surveyed obstetricians and gynecologists around the country, also shows that doctors continue to perform the exam in...

2012-03-20 16:46:42

Dutch public health service as successful as US private services, but with less screening Prevention is better than cure; however, when it comes to screening for cancer new research shows that U.S. health services are not as cost-effective as international, and publically run, counterparts. The research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, compares U.S. screening services to screening in the Netherlands and found that while three to four times more screening took place in the United...

2008-08-06 18:00:08

DALLAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, (http://www.uspreventivemedicine.com/), the leader in disease prevention, said today that routine screening and testing of men age 75 and older for prostate cancer can still be appropriate and that doing so can help older men live a longer and healthy life. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080506/NETU129LOGO ) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force this week recommended that doctors stop routine prostate cancer...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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