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2014-10-30 23:17:08

Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death for women. Inner Images, a leading mobile mammography company has acquired a motor coach capable of screening women onboard to catch this disease early enough where there is nearly a 100% chance of survival. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Inner Images Inc., a leading mobile, all digital mammography company has completed the acquisition and remodel of a 40 foot motor coach which is capable of performing life saving mammogram...

2014-10-29 08:33:28

New Survey from the Society for Women's Health Research Reveals Cost and Lack of Insurance Are Biggest Barriers to Mammograms; A Majority of Women Are Unaware the ACA Requires Mammography Screenings at No Cost Sharing WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four in five women agree that access to mammograms that offer better detection and lower their chances of being called back for more testing is important (81 percent and 82 percent, respectively), according to new...

2014-10-28 23:03:44

The family medical practice is now an accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center. Evans, GA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Center for Primary Care has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program which recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. In order to receive this elite...

2014-10-27 12:30:47

Men deserve to know where they stand to have a fighting chance and with early detection, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be over 90 per cent TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada responds today to guidelines released from The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommending that the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test should be eliminated as a screening tool for prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Canada disagrees with the recommendations and wants...

2014-10-27 12:30:42

Task Force says harms of PSA screening outweigh the benefits OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released an updated guideline on screen­ing for prostate cancer using the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. Based on the balance between the possible benefits and potential harms of early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, the CTFPHC recommends not screening for prostate cancer with the PSA test. Guidelines are published in...

2014-10-22 04:21:55

2011 New York Medical Malpractice case of misdiagnosis underscores importance of making sure screening is correct and following up if something doesn't feel right. Case Funding Firm stands ready to assist patients of all medical malpractice cases who have active lawsuits and need lawsuit cash advances while they wait for a settlement. YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that in light of Breast Cancer...

2014-10-21 12:32:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153192 Four million newborns in the United States are routinely screened annually for a variety of...

2014-10-15 12:32:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders. Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other members of the General Assembly; Secretary of Health Michael Wolf; and Physician General...

2014-10-13 12:26:35

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston announced a new initiative called Lions KidSight USA designed to protect the vision of America's children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141003/150230 KidSight USA will work with Lions around the country to help ensure that children between six months and six years of age receive vision screening and professional follow-up care when needed. "KidSight USA is an...

2014-10-10 16:24:19

Women encouraged to receive life-saving screenings at mobile mammography unit on campus BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early detection of breast cancer is key to a better prognosis, but only 25 to 35 percent of women in the southwest Idaho region who need mammograms are getting this life-saving medical screening. Broadview University-Boise is helping raise this number by partnering with Saint Alphonsus' Mobile Heath Screening Coach. The 40-foot long mobile...


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