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  • Early Detection Of Cancer Of Esophagus New Alternative To Endoscopy

    March 22, 2017

    Early detection of cancer of esophagus — new alternative to endoscopy Barrett’s esophagus is an alteration of the esophageal tissue and can occur in people who have had heartburn over a considerable period of time. It is the main risk factor for esophageal cancer. A significant number of those who develop Barrett’s esophagus (about 10%) […]

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  • Acupuncture Offers Relief For Breast Cancer Patients

    March 22, 2017

    Acupuncture Offers Relief for Breast Cancer Patients Treatments for breast cancer can lead to unpleasant side effects for most women, including hot flashes, sweating and lack of energy.  New research suggests relief can come from unconventional therapy — acupuncture. Research from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, presented this week at the American Society for […]

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  • Upmcs Condition H

    March 22, 2017

    UPMC’s Condition H All UPMC hospitals now have a HELP line specially designed for patients and their families.  UPMC calls it their “Condition H” line. If you or someone you love is a patient in a UPMC hospital, you can call the “Condition H” line anytime you feel concerned that you or your loved one […]

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  • Women Should Be Given Antibiotics Within One Hour Before Caesarian Delivery

    March 22, 2017

    Women Should Be Given Antibiotics Within One Hour Before Cesarean Delivery Pregnant women about to undergo a cesarean section delivery should be given antibiotics within 1 hour right before the procedure to help prevent infections, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends. Infection is the most common complication of cesarean delivery and occurs […]

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  • Uniontown Hospital Expanding

    March 22, 2017

    Uniontown Hospital Expanding Uniontown Hospital will get an $8.4 million grant over 20 years from the state to expand. The hospital will receive a $422,000 grant annually toward its expansion. The funds will go toward a new inpatient tower designed to hold 56 private rooms, and add more space. The project is expected to cost […]

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  • Bone Density Drug Tibolone Found To Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer Recurrence

    March 22, 2017

    Bone Density Drug Tibolone Found to Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence The February 2009 issue of The Lancet Oncology reports that a breast cancer patient´s risk of recurrence increases considerably with the use of Tibolone, a synthetic steroid used in preventing osteoporosis and treating menopausal symptoms.  As a result, breast cancer survivors and current […]

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  • Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Risk Of Cerebral Palsy At Birth

    March 22, 2017

    Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Risk of Cerebral Palsy at Birth The Washington Post reports that a medical research study found that mothers who received magnesium sulfate had a reduced risk of having children with cerebral palsy (CP).  The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.This study included 2,241 women who were at high […]

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  • Presidential Election

    March 22, 2017

    Presidential Election So you don’t think who gets elected president matters?  You think both Democrats and Rebulicans are the same?  There is one big difference: Who will be appointed to the Supreme Court.  If McCain is elected he has promised to nominate new members to the Supreme Court who are going to follow the Scalia, […]

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  • Using Avastin Questioned In Treating Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Using Avastin questioned in treating breast cancer The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the cancer drug, Avastin, to treat breast cancer in 2008. It was “accelerated approved” on condition of more studies being made.  But contrary to first reports, Avastin did not slow tumor growth or extend life expectancy said the FDA on July […]

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  • Study Shows That Cervical Cancer Drug Can Protect For Over Six Years

    March 22, 2017

    Study Shows that Cervical Cancer Drug Can Protect for Over Six Years A vaccine for reducing the risk of cervical cancer, Cervarix, has been found to remain effective for over six years when protecting against two high-risk types of HPV, the virus which is the primary cause of cervical cancer. Every year, approximately 12,000 women […]

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