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Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
A new study shows a major drop in uses of the risky procedure.
Lung Cancer in Women: The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed
Dr. Cary Presant
Practicing hematologist and oncologist, and Professor of Medicine
Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.
5 Frightening, Lifesaving Things to Know About CT Scans, Side Effects, Blood and Cancer
Author of "Briggs: Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession." ...
Irradiated blood is almost universally used in cancer centers. In Japan, the rate of death from elevated potassium or lethal
Some Days All You Feel Is Your Cancer
Filmmaker and writer at www.CultivateStudios.com, Blogger at w...
There was a merger -- God knows when or why -- that made cancer a mid-level manager. Cancer is fat, lazy, and unaware. It manages maniacally from a fluorescent-lit, second-floor office window.
Dinosaur Brains 'Wired' For Flight Before First Birds Actually Took Off, Study Shows
By LiveScience, LiveScience
Head scans The changing brain Modern birds characteristically have large cranial cavities relative to body size, Balanoff
Myra Demeter, Ph.D.
Educator, Mom, Community activist, Stroke Survivor Caretaker/Wife
I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.
Ancient Egyptian Mummy's Elaborate Hairstyle Recreated In 3D
Today, thanks to research and reconstruction work that includes high-resolution CT scans, anthropological analysis, 3D printing
Why Diagnosis Is the Key to Your Health -- And the Health of the Nation
Leana Wen, M.D.
When you go to the doctor, you want to find out what's wrong and how you can get better. In modern-day America, though, what you will get are tests to "rule out" problems rather than figure out what you actually have.
CT Scans in Children: Benefit and Risks
Helene Pavlov, M.D.
Fellow, American College of Radiology; Radiologist in Chief, H...
CT examinations, like all medical tests, should be performed only when medically required. The results of the proposed CT or any imaging examinations should answer a clinical question and either confirm or exclude a suspected condition.
Dinosaur Eating Habits Revealed By Analysis Of Diplodocus Skull
"What our new work does is to look at the skull from an engineering viewpoint, providing the first really rigorous test of
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CT Scans and Cancer: What Parents Need to Know and Do
Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Pediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital, Assistant Professo...
There is very little in medicine (or in life) that is risk-free. And there are very few clear-cut answers in medicine. All of us, doctors and patients and parents alike, weigh risks and benefits differently.
Imaging, Radiation Exposure Up, Even For HMO Patients
"The harms of testing include finding stuff that doesn't matter,” he said. “You can get overdiagnosis, which may generate
The FDA and Fukushima Fallout
Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies
The FDA has been asleep at the switch when it comes to protecting public health from medical radiation exposures.
Real Health Care Reform: Limit Excessive Care and Remove Nonclinical Factors From Medical Decisions
It may sound simple, but limiting excessive care and basing medical treatment on science tempered by compassion has proven very difficult to accomplish.
Radiation From CT Scans Done In 2007 Will Kill Nearly 15,000 This Year: STUDY
Radiation from CT scans done in 2007 will cause 29,000 cancers and kill nearly 15,000 Americans, researchers said Monday
Doctors Reap Benefits Of Useless Care
In August 2005, doctors at Urological Associates, a medical practice on the Iowa-Illinois border, ordered nine CT scans for
Cigarette Company Funded Lung Cancer Study
In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80
Editor of GoozNews, former Chicago Tribune reporter
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a resolution asking Medicare and the VA to pay for expensive lung cancer screening tests using CT scans. Local hospitals are already jumping on the bandwagon.
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