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2014-03-19 23:03:04

Colorectal cancer is third leading cause of death among Chinese Americans. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have the potential to serve as a valuable and culturally appropriate resource for promoting colorectal cancer screening in the Chinese immigrant community, according to a recent study. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death among Chinese American men and women. While colorectal cancer screening is a cost effective...

2014-03-13 23:22:41

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the decision made by an expert panel at the FDA yesterday to include HPV testing as part of first-line primary screening for cervical cancer. The combination of the HPV test and the Pap test can reassure women about their screening results, and is especially important for women over 30 who may be able to extend screening intervals based upon these results. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the...

2014-03-11 23:04:21

Nation's leading independent radiology practice network not alone in expressing frustration over misleading findings. (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 In response to the recent media coverage surrounding an article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) questioning the value of screening mammography by revisiting data from the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Study (CNBSS), Strategic Radiology (SR) fully aligns itself with organizations such as American Congress of Obstetricians and...

2014-03-11 16:25:39

New system found 69 percent more pre-cancerous lesions than traditional endoscopes JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center (JBSC) recently became the first and only provider in Florida to offer new colon cancer detection technology capable of detecting a significantly higher number of pre-cancerous lesions during a colonoscopy. The Fuse(TM) endoscope system uses three small cameras at the tip of a flexible GI endoscope, broadening...

2014-03-10 08:31:29

Leader in GI Endoscopy Promotes Screening for Colorectal Cancer that Affects Millions of Americans Nationwide CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today its efforts in promoting National Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month. March 2014 marks the 15th annual National CRC Awareness Month, observed annually to educate...

2014-03-05 08:30:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StopColonCancerNow.com is participating in the third annual National Colon Cancer Screening Day, a national effort to screen 2,014 first-time patients for colon cancer on Friday, March 7. The goal of Screening Day is to not only encourage those who have been delaying a colonoscopy to get screened, but also to motivate individuals to have a conversation with family members about their medical history....

2014-03-03 23:01:06

Wisconsin doctor changes lives by offering skin cancer screenings to residents in remote areas; 10 percent of those screened had suspicious lesions. He has continued the screenings, with one to be held in Wautoma, Wis., April 12. Rolling Meadows, IL (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 In real estate, the axiom is “location, location, location.” Dermatologist Burt Steffes, M.D., knows that adage also applies to access to preventive screenings for dangerous skin lesions. Yet another patient with an...

2014-02-28 04:21:53

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilabs, a leading supplier of clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging services in Europe and Diagnoplex SA, a developer of molecular diagnostics for colorectal cancer announced today the Swiss market launch of Colox(R), a non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer. Colox(R) is offered as a service by Unilabs' clinical diagnostic service laboratories in Switzerland. Additional countries within Unilabs'...

2014-02-26 12:25:59

New prostate cancer screening option combines existing tests to substantially increase accuracy CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine(®) is the first health care provider in the country to offer a new non-invasive blood test for prostate cancer that is nearly three times more accurate than the current standard prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Known as the Prostate Health Index (phi), the new test's accuracy will effectively remove the...

2014-02-26 08:29:58

Company Supports March's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by Participating in the One Million Strong Screening Event in New York City on March 3 MADISON, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced new pathology and blood test offerings to help identify and assess an individual's risk of Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), an inherited...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.