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2013-12-02 10:15:06

To be published online Monday, Dec. 2, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology addresses imaging-based screening and radiology's increasing role in preventive medicine. Topics covered include breast density legislation, digital breast tomosynthesis (or 3-D mammography), lung cancer screening and computed tomography colonography (CTC) reimbursement. The December screening issue was guest edited by Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan, and...

2013-12-02 08:31:34

Modern technology aids in the quick, reliable identification of children with vision problems LAKE MARY, Fla., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While vision problems are considered the most common disability in the U.S., and a prevalent childhood condition affecting learning and behavior[1], most states require minimal childhood vision exams. Even then, the Snellen eye chart, which is considered the standard of vision screening for the past 150 years, oftentimes misses students, some of...

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,...

2013-11-25 08:27:03

--Octava Blue Test Provides Additional Information to Help Confirm True Positive Mammography Results and Flag Potential False Positives-- MIAMI, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. (EventusDx) today announced publication of a peer-reviewed study that confirms the diagnostic accuracy of its Octava(TM) blood tests designed for use with screening mammography.(1) The study showed that the Octava(TM) Blue test has excellent sensitivity and good specificity in...

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...

2013-11-14 08:32:27

NAMUR, Belgium, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (VNRX:OB), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today announced an increase of 55% (from 6,000 to 11,000) in the number of prospective blood samples to be included in its forthcoming colorectal cancer clinical trial at no additional cost beyond the $1.85 million already announced. The randomised, blinded study is designed to evaluate the validity of...

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...

2013-11-04 12:24:21

Skate for Prostate to raise awareness and funds for early detection and screening AUSTIN, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer survivor Keith Wegen is an advocate like no other. The 46-year old is undertaking a grueling 555-mile in-line skate through Texas to spread the word about early detection of prostate cancer, the nation's most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. Called "Skate For Prostate," his journey began Nov. 1 in Austin and will...