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One scan per patient is not always enough

Seven medical imaging groups wrote a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to formally request coverage of two fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scans for a patient ...

dateOct 19, 2009 in Other
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A need for leadership in primary care

Community health centers have become the centerpiece of the nation's efforts to provide access to primary care for all and therefore experience a greater need for primary care providers, who already are in short supply. According ...

dateSep 30, 2009 in Health
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Internet complicates doctor-patient relationships

Patients who ask their doctor about information they have read on the Internet, or webs that better inform them of their diagnosis, are no longer a rarity. A study undertaken by Spanish researchers reveals the advantages ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Health
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Study fuels debate over routine medical tests

A new study found a small but significant number of patients received dangerously high doses of radiation from medical imaging tests, putting them at higher risk for cancer -- sometimes needlessly.

dateAug 27, 2009 in Cancer
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