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JAMA IM:  Breast screening every 2 years OK for most women

Another study, and more controversy about the frequency and efficacy of breast cancer screenings.

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Peri-Implant Gas following Air Travel to High Altitude

Anecdotal reports of patients noticing transient changes in their augmented or reconstructed breasts during air travel, or travel to high altitude, are well known to plastic surgeons, a few of whom have written letters to medical journals describing their patients’ complaints.

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Pregnancy & Medical Radiation

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United Health and I.B.M. Test Health Care Plan

Improved health care through subspecialization…

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U.S. to Compare Medical Treatments

The stimulus bill will, for the first time, provide substantial financing for the government to compare different treatments for the same illness…

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New National Poll:  89 Percent of Women Said Mammograms Vital to Their Health

Reston, VA (Sept. 27, 2011) – According to a recent poll of 1,000 American voters conducted for the American College of Radiology, nearly 9-in-10 women reported that having a regular mammogram gave them a feeling of control over their own health care.  Nearly 90 percent of women who had a mammogram considered mammograms important to their health and well-being.

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Advances in PET Scanning

While PET scans are well established in diagnosing and staging cancer, researchers say the technology’s potential is untapped, with exciting advances on the horizon. Researchers are looking for different applications for PET scanning, testing new radiotracer agents for organs and disease processes not well visualized with FDG, and monitoring treatment effectiveness.

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New Diagnostic MRI Technique for Alzheimer’s Disease

On the quest for safe, reliable and accessible tools to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a new way of diagnosing and tracking Alzheimer’s disease…

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