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Has Your Doctor Asked You About Your Drinking Habits Lately?

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:59

A new CDC report finds that few doctors speak to their patients about drinking behavior, even if the patient isn't a problem drinker. Just cutting back a little can have significant health benefits.

eye

MIT's New Hand-Held Scanner Catches Blinding Eye Disease At First-Line Points of Care

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:20

The new scanner will allow physicians to access sophisticated technologies previously limited to specialized optometry.

Pediatricians Advised To Screen Children For Motor Skill Delays During Visits

Pediatricians Advised To Screen Children For Motor Skill Delays During Check Ups

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:18

In a recent clinical report, pediatricians promoted early detection and diagnosis of motor delays in children to facilitate faster treatment.

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Are Mammograms Effective? Online Digital Mammography Is More Accurate Than Offline Mammography

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:05

In comparing modes of digital mammography, researchers find that direct radiography is more accurate for detecting breast cancer than computed radiography.

Prostate cancer

PSA Screening For Prostate Cancer Not A Good Idea For All Men: AUA

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 13:17

The American Urological Association has released new guidelines on which groups of men should and shouldn't screen for PSA.

Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

Prostate Cancer Screening Risks Outweigh Benefits, Say PSA Test Recommendations

By | Mon, 04/08/2013 - 18:17

Most men should avoid prostate cancer screening with the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, say new recommendations from the American College of Physicians.

Breast cancer

Mammograms Every Two Years As Effective As Annually Ones For Older Women

By | Tue, 02/05/2013 - 15:42

For older women, ages 66 to 74, having a mammography every other year is as effective as those every year.

Ovarian Cancer

Some Women Choose to Have Their Ovaries Removed, Despite Inconclusive Results

By | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:49

Many women who receive unclear results about whether they are carriers of the BRCA gene choose to have further ovarian screening and surgeries anyway.

breast cancer, mammography

Hormone Test May Predict Breast Cancer Risk 20 Years in Advance

By | Fri, 10/19/2012 - 14:28

Researchers have found that a simple blood test may predict a postmenopausal woman's chance of developing breast cancer over the course of her lifetime - and the test stays accurate for 20 years.

depression

Today Is National Depression Screening Day: Get Free Mental Health Evaluation

By | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 15:27

Following yesterday's Mental Health Awareness Day, 1,000 facilities around the country, and even more overseas, are offering free mental health evaluations today.