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2014-02-25 23:27:02

“It’s important for people to understand that with proper screening, colon cancer can not only be detected early, but often can be prevented from developing,” says Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist and director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United...

2014-02-24 23:03:36

Take “15 minutes for your health” and join The Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders, Captain Fear and a Surprise Buccaneers Player at Florida Hospital Tampa’s Pepin Heart Institute on February 28th. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is hosting a free community heart screening on Friday, February 28th from 7am to 12pm. The 15-minute screening includes cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI. Once screened, each individual will have the chance to sit down...

2014-02-22 23:02:28

Real Occupational Testing Services, Inland Empire-based providers of DNA testing and employee drug testing, has expanded its offering of employer services to include a variety of employee background screening services and background checks. While these services are offered to businesses of all sizes throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, as well as the San Gabriel Valley, the new offering of services can be conducted nationwide. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 Real...

2014-02-21 23:21:11

What To Do About The New Controversies Regarding Mammograms Thousand Oaks, California (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The controversy about screening mammogram rages on. Last week, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study published its conclusion that "annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination." Some people may interpret this result as women don't need mammogram anymore. On the other hand, we have...

Breast Cancer Mortality Not Reduced By Annual Screening
2014-02-12 13:25:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study published on bmj.com, annual screening may not help prevent women from dying from breast cancer. Canadian researchers found in a 25-year study that annual breast cancer screenings of women between ages 40 and 59-years-old did not reduce mortality rate from the condition. The team compared breast cancer incidence and mortality up to 25 years in over 89,000 women who did or did not undergo mammography...

Middle-Aged Adults Experiencing Increase In Skin Cancer Incidence
2014-02-05 08:18:45

[ Watch the video: Melanoma Rates Skyrocket In Middle-Aged Women ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The overall incidence of skin cancer among middle aged men and women between 40 and 60 years of age has increased nearly eightfold between the years of 1970 and 2009, according to a study from the Mayo Clinic. "The most striking finding was among women in that age group,” says dermatologist Jerry Brewer, MD, principal investigator of the study published in...

2014-02-04 11:16:21

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, know as "FITs", also finds that the tests will correctly identify about 94...

Most Women Should Get A Mammogram Every Two Years
2014-02-04 10:38:20

Elizabeth Fernandez - University of California - San Francisco Study led by UCSF breast cancer expert recommends screening guidelines developed by US Preventive Services Task Force Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study...

2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

2014-01-31 23:20:51

As cervical cancer awareness month comes to a close, Basic Health International (BHI) would like to emphasize the organization’s commitment to eradicating cervical cancer and highlight their innovative model of outreach, education, and utilizing appropriate technology. What began as one medical student’s community-based Pap smear campaign has evolved into an international nonprofit paving the way for cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in the most remote corners of the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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