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2014-05-02 16:24:22

Medicare Committee Decision Leaves Medicare-Reliant At Risk WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation President Andrea Ferris today commented on the Medicare panel decision against funding for CT scans. Ms. Ferris said, "LUNGevity Foundation is disappointed in the Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) decision against covering annual CT scans to detect lung cancer in a high risk population. The results of the National Lung Cancer Screening...

2014-05-01 23:12:21

Midtown Dentistry is introducing the Oral ID cancer screening system to ensure checks are fast and accurate. Screening is quick, easy and very comfortable. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Midtown Dentistry in Houston has begun an innovative new oral cancer screening program, using the Oral ID system. This is a device that uses fluorescence technology to help pick up any early signs of lesions or changes to the skin inside your mouth. The blue florescent light illuminates any cells that are abnormal...

2014-05-01 23:10:41

Request A Test is offering 10% off all Women's Health testing during May 2014. Use promo code WOMEN10 when placing an order to save. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 This May, in honor of Mother's Day, Request A Test is offering 10% off of all lab tests in the Women's Health Category. To take advantage of this special discount, customers just need to use promo code WOMEN10 when ordering their testing online or over the phone. Request A Test is a leading national provider...

2014-04-24 23:16:10

Smith & Jones Launches Campaign for Cardiac Screening Program at Ellis Medicine Troy, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Ellis Medicine’s 2014 Women and Heart Disease campaign launched today, created by healthcare marketing agency Smith & Jones. The multimedia campaign promotes patient wellness by raising awareness of the severity of women’s heart disease and providing the solution of a preventive heart screening. One in three women die from heart disease, which is 10 times more than...

2014-04-24 08:34:22

Supermodel and Women's Advocate Emme Joins Leading Cardiologists, Women's Health Organizations and Policymakers to Call for Heart Disease Screenings Wherever Women Seek Primary Care WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sister to Sister, the first organization focused solely on women's heart disease detection, education and prevention, today announced the launch of Screen Us Where We Are, a lifesaving campaign working to ensure all women in the US are receiving basic...

2014-04-23 08:32:38

A Symposium Luncheon Hosted by Hologic Will Focus on Cutting-Edge Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Technologies BEDFORD, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, will showcase its comprehensive suite of healthcare solutions for women at the 62(nd)...

2014-04-22 12:07:09

Anxiety over false positive does not negatively influence future screening choices Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being. Their findings are reported in "Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms," which was published online in the April 21, 2014 JAMA Internal Medicine. Anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of women who undergo routine screening mammography...

2014-04-17 15:37:43

Texas researchers recommend new early colorectal cancer screening guidelines for young cervical cancer survivors Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are the first to recommend that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended. The UTMB researchers, finding a high incidence of secondary colorectal cancers among cervical cancer survivors treated with radiation, offer...

2014-04-16 20:22:35

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) agree with statements by Andorno and Jüni, in their recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), that women need clear information with which to discuss mammography with their doctor. Unfortunately, the NEJM article failed to meet this standard. The authors minimized the deadly consequences of their recommendations to the Swiss...

2014-04-15 08:28:48

-- Octava(TM) Breast Cancer Tests Are Designed for Adjunctive Use with Screening Mammography to Help Identify False Positive and False Negative Results -- MIAMI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. (EventusDx) today announced completion of a $2.72 million financing. The financing was led by a new family office private investor, and existing investors also participated. Proceeds of the financing will mostly be used to support the continued development and...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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