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2013-11-30 23:02:44

BHI was honored to present two evidence-based research studies at the 5th International Cancer Control Congress in Lima, Peru. These presentations help perpetuate BHI's goal to improve health interventions and contribute to the knowledge of the global health community. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Earlier this month, Basic Health International (BHI) presented research findings at the 5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5) in Lima, Peru. The global forum promotes...

2013-11-26 13:32:54

For the past ten years, clinicians throughout the United States have been performing unnecessary Pap tests for cervical cancer screening in certain groups of women, according to a researcher from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. The research results were published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today. "Almost two-thirds (64.5%) of women who have had hysterectomies reported having recent Pap tests," said Deanna Kepka,...

2013-11-22 23:01:25

Centegra Health System offers youth screenings for Sage Products families. Cary, IL (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Many employees of Sage Products LLC will take their kids to work Saturday, Nov. 23. It won’t be business as usual, however, when the families arrive in Cary. Sage employees have been invited to bring their children to free cardiac and concussion screenings through a special program offered by Centegra Health System, which is funded by a $100,000 donation from Sage. This gift...

Breast MRI Rates Improve
2013-11-20 09:35:57

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Breast cancer awareness has encouraged many women to take screening measures more seriously. A new study discovered that the number of women undergoing breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has almost tripled from 2005 to 2009 with an increase of four to eleven exams for every 1000 women. Increasingly, breast MRI tests are used, but the procedure's high degree of sensitivity causes high false positive rates. According to the...

2013-11-05 11:50:07

Citizenship, particularly for non-U.S. natives, largely determines a woman's odds of having a mammogram and being screened for cervical and colorectal cancer, according to researchers at Penn State. The research which was released today at the American Public Health Association's 141st annual meeting in Boston found that foreign-born female non-citizens living in the United States for less than five years have 69 percent lower odds of being screened for colorectal cancer within the...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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