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  • January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month

    March 22, 2017

    January is Cervical Health Awareness Month According to the American Cancer Society, 3,870 mothers, daughters, and wives will die from cervical cancer in 2008. Over 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed by year’s end.The most important risk factor in developing cervical cancer is human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although most HPV infections do […]

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  • Vitamin D Reduces Risk Of Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer Vitamin D from dietary intake and sunlight exposure early in life is associated with lower risks for hormone receptor-positive breast cancers and hormone receptor-negative tumors, according to findings published in the October 15th issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. Intake of vitamin D during adolescence and early […]

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  • Blaming The Patient A Too Prevalent Tendency Among Doctors

    March 22, 2017

    Blaming the Patient: A Too Prevalent Tendency Among Doctors  As medical malpractice lawyers, we often hear doctors say that the patient was to blame for his or her injuries, and not the doctor.  In an opinion piece published in today’s New York Times, Dr. Richard A. Friedman, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical […]

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  • New Rapid Test For Hpv Which Causes Cervical Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    New Rapid Test for HPV Which Causes Cervical Cancer A new rapid test for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer, has proven to be 90 percent accurate in a trial involving women in rural villages in eastern China. The findings were published in The Lancet Oncology, and researchers said it could help […]

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  • Deciding On Best Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

    March 22, 2017

    Deciding on best prostate cancer treatment options Prostate cancer is common in the United States — in 2009, almost 200,000 men were diagnosed with this type of cancer.  The question that immediately follows the diagnosis is the best treatment option. You will be confronted with decisions on many options:  surgery, radiation, hormone therapy, medical monitoring, […]

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  • Study Finds Delays In Stroke Prevention Surgery

    March 22, 2017

    Study Finds Delays in Stroke Prevention Surgery According to a study published on bmj.com, only one in five patients have surgery within the two-week target time to reduce their risk of stroke as set by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).  Stroke is the single largest cause of severe disability in adults.  […]

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  • Breast Cancer Doctor Is Hired As New Director Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

    March 22, 2017

    Breast Cancer Doctor is Hired as New Director of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute There is a new director of UPMC‘s University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI):  Dr. Nancy E. Davidson.   She will begin in March, 2009.  She is a leading breast cancer researcher at the Johns Hopkins University medical school in Baltimore.  She currently heads the breast cancer […]

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  • Doctors Who Perform Colonoscopies Miss Many Colon Cancers

    March 22, 2017

    Doctors Who Perform Colonoscopies Miss Many Colon Cancers In a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers determined that doctors who perform colonoscopies miss as many as 40% of the colon cancers and pre-cancerous polyps that are present in the colons they examine. According to the new study, doctors who perform […]

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  • Gene Could Link Obesity Colon Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer Researchers have uncovered a genetic link between obesity and the risk for colon cancer.  The discovery could lead to greater accuracy in predicting who is at risk for the disease, experts say.Research has suggested that colon cancer risk rises with increasing weight, but this finding points to a genetic […]

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  • Information Resource On The New Healthcare Law

    March 22, 2017

    Information Resource on the New Healthcare Law Many of us do not fully understand how the new federal healthcare law will affect us.  The law, known as the Affordable Care Act, was signed into law on March 23, 2010.  But only some parts of the new law go into effect immediately.  Many parts of the […]

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