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2014-07-28 23:11:58

Health and wellness company, HealthFair, has been accredited in the Mammography Accreditation Program for their mobile health centers. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American College of Radiology has accredited HealthFair in the Mammography Accreditation Program which is a requirement for all U.S. facilities. This program provides peer review and feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and assurance, image quality and dose. It is the largest accreditation...

2014-07-28 10:24:49

ACR Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al, published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false positive or other results of computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening exams are far less than claimed by some in the medical community. “Unsubstantiated claims of systemic and harmful patient anxiety should now be put to rest and not...

2014-07-25 23:01:44

Researchers at the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group say comprehensive informed consent is likely the key to preventing undue anxiety over lung screenings. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A new study of participants in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which are published today in Cancer, found evidence that men and women between the ages of 55 and 74 who had an abnormal finding on a lung cancer screening test did not experience more anxiety or reduced quality...

2014-07-21 08:28:22

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to...

2014-07-11 12:24:30

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AACC released a position statement on newborn screening, the practice of testing every newborn for medical conditions that cause disabilities, developmental delays, or death. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO The importance of newborn screening was underscored on June 24, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 1281), a...

2014-07-11 09:19:30

Harvard School of Public Health Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers found that the association remained even among men who received regular PSA screening, suggesting the increased risk of lethal cancer cannot be explained by diagnostic bias. It is the largest and most comprehensive study to date to look at the...

2014-07-02 12:26:38

Yale University Breast cancer screening costs for Medicare patients skyrocketed between 2001 and 2009, but the increase did not lead to earlier detection of new breast cancer cases, according to a study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the July 1 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. While the number of screening mammograms performed among Medicare patients remained stable during the same time period, the study focused on the adoption of newer imaging...

2014-07-01 23:07:01

This report studies the newborn screening market by test type, technology, product, and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse-oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & by Assay Kit – Global Forecast to 2019"...

2014-07-01 12:28:02

Conference Committee Report Includes $500k for Public Education Initiative in FY15 Budget, Putting Massachusetts in Lead BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts' House of Representatives and Senate today placed the state in a national leadership position by creating a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer. The $500,000 campaign, contained in the conference committee report of the FY15 budget, is aimed at saving lives, improving...

2014-07-01 10:02:49

American College of Physicians ACP's new evidence-based guideline finds that harms of screening pelvic examination outweigh any demonstrated benefits Many women and physicians believe that a pelvic examination should be part of annual well visits, but an analysis of the current evidence by the American College of Physicians (ACP) shows that the harms outweigh any demonstrated benefits. ACP's new evidence-based clinical practice guideline, "Screening Pelvic Examination in Adult...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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