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2014-06-16 16:25:34

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An intensive outreach program targeting vulnerable patients dramatically improved screening rates for colorectal cancer, according to a new study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The study indicates that comprehensive outreach programs run through community health centers hold great promise in reducing preventable deaths due to colorectal cancer. The study is published in the June 16 issue of...

2014-06-11 23:13:43

The Sedona Illuminate Film Festival Hosted the World Premier Screening of the Documentary Film Dance of Liberation on Sunday, June 1st, 2014. Anahata Ananda, the Owner and Director of the Shamangelic Healing Center in Sedona is Featured in the Film as an Expert on the Journey of Healing and Awakening. Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 May 29th - June 1st, 2014, the Sedona Illuminate Film Festival featured over 16 conscious films with a common theme of awakening humanity to live more...

2014-06-10 16:26:58

LAVAL, QC, June 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Roche announced that Health Canada approved the cobas® 4800 HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older. Roche has also launched the fully automated CINtec® PLUS test to improve the detection and early intervention of pre-cancerous cervical disease. The Health Canada approved CINtec® PLUS cytology test helps identify women with high-grade pre-cancerous cervical...

2014-06-09 16:25:12

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco Cancer Diagnostic Products, LLC ("Polymedco CDP") is pleased to announce a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening initiative supporting screening for CRC in the underserved, underinsured and newly insured persons in the US. Polymedco CDP fecal immunochemical test (FIT) product line has been successfully utilized in multiple programs to screen for CRC, and now it is being subsidized by Polymedco CDP to establish organized...

2014-06-04 23:14:36

HealthFair Publishes New Testimonials From Asymptomatic Participants About Their Preventive Health Screenings and How They Possibly Saved Their Life. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 One screening company, HealthFair, has recently published new testimonials from real people who are proof of how preventive screenings saved their life. They see a different side to this story of "worried well". "Worried well" has been defined as people who do not need medical treatment,...

2014-06-04 23:12:46

Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the seventh issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. Issue Brief #7, Take Advantage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Preventive Care Clause, Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer via Colonoscopy, highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC)...

2014-05-30 23:09:34

Consortium of Scripps Health, International Community Foundation and Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud to test new smartphone cervical cancer screening solution in San Diego-Tijuana border region San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Vodafone America Foundation has awarded $300,000 for the collaborative development and testing of a smartphone-based cervical cancer diagnostic tool by Mobile OCT, Scripps Health, the International Community Foundation (ICF) and Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud. Vodafone...

2014-05-27 23:03:55

Humility of Mary Health Partners will provide free PSA blood draws to check 100 men for prostate cancer during the Fuel the Fight car and motorcycle show June 1 at Boardman High School. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Humility of Mary Health Partners will provide 100 free PSA blood draws to check for prostate cancer during the Fuel the Fight car and motorcycle show June 1 in Boardman. Fuel the Fight, sponsored by the HMHP Foundation and Sweeney Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, benefits Man Up...

2014-05-21 12:04:38

University of Melbourne Researchers have identified nine simple questions that can be used to identify people who may be at increased risk of various cancers, heart disease and diabetes because of their family history of these conditions. The family history screening questionnaire can be used to provide insight into people’s susceptibility to breast, ovarian, bowel and prostate cancer, melanoma, ischaemic heart disease and type 2 diabetes. These findings will lead to greater...

2014-05-20 10:46:25

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Simulations find improved outcomes but suggest less frequent screening may be as beneficial One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure (CHF) finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. The researchers, in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,...


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