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2013-01-23 23:01:10

This Cervical Cancer Awareness month, Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. points out that cervical cancer disproportionately impacts poor women, despite the availability of life-saving treatments. Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, MFHS provides life-saving screenings for low-income women and encourages all women to schedule regular cervical cancer screenings. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Modern medicine has given people unprecedented tools to prevent cervical cancer, and Maternal...

CDC Study Finds Cervical Cancer Screening Continues Even After A Full Hysterectomy
2013-01-04 09:45:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online All too often women are being screened for cervical cancer when they do not need it, say researchers. Many women are having the cancer screening even after they have had a full hysterectomy. Recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about 60 percent of women who no longer have a cervix still get cervical cancer screening. For years, experts have said that women who have had a full...

2012-12-22 05:03:10

Dr. Peretz stresses the importance of early detection Carmel, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Scoliosis–derived from the Greek word for “bending”–is an unnatural curving of the spine that occurs in roughly 1 percent of the population. A healthy spine looks straight from the back, but in a person with scoliosis, the spine can look more like the letter “C” or “S” than an “I,” explains Andrew Peretz, M.D., a surgeon with Somers...


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Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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