News tagged with mammograms

Patient perception is vital when reporting medical errors

When reporting medical errors, patients' perceptions of their physicians' disclosure may be key to gaining their trust, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. However, a positive ...

Sep 01, 2009
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A break from hormone therapy doesn't improve mammograms

Some women take a short break from using postmenopausal hormone therapy before getting their breasts screened for cancer with mammography. They hope to lower their risk of being called back afterward for unnecessary extra ...

Jun 01, 2009
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Study: Cancer survivors not getting needed tests

(AP) -- New research finds that people who had radiation treatments for cancer as children are less likely than the general public or even their healthy siblings to get recommended screening tests.

Jun 01, 2009
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More to Second Life than just sex

Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network's Centre for Innovation in Complex Care (CICC) have found that a wide array of health-related activity occurs in the 3 dimensional virtual world of ...

May 25, 2009
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Hospitals cutting services, staff amid recession

(AP) -- Ailing from the recession, many U.S. hospitals have had to begin making painful cuts to patient services and laying off staff, as previous cost-cutting hasn't been enough, an industry survey found.

Apr 27, 2009
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How do you solve a problem like MARIA?

A chance conversation between Alan Preece, Professor of Medical Physics in the Bristol Oncology Centre, and Dr Ian Craddock from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has led to the development ...

Feb 11, 2009
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11-gauge needle better than 14-gauge in breast biopsy

Stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast needle biopsy, a common minimally invasive biopsy method used in the US, is more effective with an 11-gauge needle than the 14-gauge needle decreasing a physician's chances of false-negative ...

Feb 02, 2009
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