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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,...

2014-05-14 23:16:40

Partnership serves Washington D.C’s medically underserved women. Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 MagView is the leader in mammography information solutions. MagView has engaged with a new non-profit in D.C., Breast Care for Washington, to create a personalized mammography monitoring and tracking system that will enable them to serve thousands of medically underserved women in D.C. BCFW aims at addressing disproportionate breast cancer mortality rates among those who may not have...

2014-05-13 23:01:58

Ella Health announces the opening of a center to provide 3D mammograms in a beautiful, relaxing setting that encourages women to get an annual breast cancer screening exam. Langhorne, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Ella Health, an innovative women’s wellness center, is bringing a better mammogram to Bucks County. The center provides the most advanced technology, 3D imaging, and is designed to encourage women to get an annual breast cancer screening exam with a beautiful, spa-like setting and...

2014-05-13 15:34:47

Wiley Rates of cervical cancer in American women may be higher than previously thought, and the disease may arise most often at an age when adequately screened women are advised to stop getting screened. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results should be taken into consideration when the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening are reviewed. Removal of the uterine cervix through a...

2014-05-07 20:24:22

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV DNA, VIA - Test & Patients - Worldwidehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/cervical_cancer_test_market_patients_pap_smear_hpv_dna_via_test_patients_worldwide.htmlCervical cancer is one of the deadliest cancers among woman all over the world. However in the past few decades, mortality from cervical cancer has...

2014-05-07 08:27:45

Karen Smith-McCune, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, writes: "The updated guidelines leave physicians and other clinicians with a question: is cotesting with Pap-plus-HPV testing truly preferred over Pap testing alone (the American Cancer Society/the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/the American Society of Clinical Pathology recommendation), or are the options equivalent (the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation)?" "Once a...

2014-05-06 08:45:17

WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VeriFirst Background Screening, LLC, a national leader in risk management and background screening services, has been selected as the primary employee screening provider by the National Football League's New Orleans Saints (http://www.neworleanssaints.com). Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140506/84598 The Human Resources department at the National Basketball Association's New Orleans Hornets (now the New Orleans Pelicans) have used...

2014-05-05 23:07:10

Camden Riversharks mascot helps raise awareness of colon cancer. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 As they kick-off the 2014 season with a home game at 7:05 tonight, the Camden Riversharks baseball team is helping to raise awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening. Dr. Donald Petroski, gastroenterologist at Lourdes, gives Finley, Camden Riversharks’ mascot, a “colonoscopy.” The video shows Finley’s “doctor’s visit and instructions for the bowel prep,”...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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