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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Burlington Medical Supplies, headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, has introduced a new product into its inventory.
COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to recent media reports, the use of lead shielding during routine breast exams provides virtually no benefit in the prevention of thyroid cancer and may diminish the effectiveness of mammography, a proven medical technology that millions of women rely on every year for early breast cancer detection. According to a statement released today by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM): "There has been recent...
By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald Jul. 14--Ronald DeMeo places a radioactive wafer about the size of a silver dollar on his desk and waves a handheld Geiger counter over it. The machine chatters wildly, the numbers on the readout spin upward and visitors instinctively lean back.