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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,”...

2014-05-05 12:29:30

- Company highlights that most people are unaware strokes can occur without warning - INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Think you know how to spot the warning signs of a stroke? You may want to think again. In preparation for May's Stroke Awareness Month Campaign, Life Line Screening showed that the average person does not know that most stroke victims get no warning signs prior to having a stroke. On May 1, Life Line Screening released new educational content about...

2014-05-02 16:24:28

SYDNEY, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/--Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago USA: A team of Australian scientists has presented evidence that a new blood test for bowel cancer based on two genes that "leak" into the blood can detect 65% of bowel cancer cases. The successful detection rate increased to 73% for cancers that are Stage II or higher. The data were presented in Chicago at the Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) conference by Professor Graeme Young from the Flinders Centre for Innovation...

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...


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