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AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening

Mar 15, 2019 , WebMD
A low-dose CT scan is the standard diagnostic test for people at high risk of lung cancer. In the United States, about one-quarter of these scans reveal shadows indicating nodules in the lung. Despite that positive result, fewer than 4 percent of those patients actually have...
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UAB Researchers Develop New Cognitive Screening Tool

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine show that a new screening instrument to measure cognitive deficit is an effective and potentially useful tool for clinicians. In a paper published in the Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, the research showed that the ......
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AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening

Mar 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer ScreeningCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00...
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Viewpoints: Anti-Vaxxers Are Lost In World Of Many Conspiracy Theories; As Colon Cancer Increases So Should Life-Saving Screenings

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers weigh in on these public health issues and...
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Every senior needs cognitive screening, Alzheimer's Association says

Mar 06, 2019 , CNN Health
The Alzheimer's Assocation's 2019 annual report calls on primary care physicians and other frontline providers to give every senior a cognitive assesment at age 65 during a wellness exam....
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Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer Just Dropped Precipitously. Here's Why.

Mar 02, 2019 , Forbes
Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer don’t die of the disease. The huge disparity between deaths and diagnoses arises in large part from overdiagnosis of prostate cancer, as a consequence of screening tests that find cancers that would not have progressed to life-threatening...
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Your Risk Of Prostate Cancer Just Dropped Precipitously. Here's Why

Mar 01, 2019 , Forbes
Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer don’t die of the disease. The huge disparity between deaths and diagnoses arises in large part from over-diagnosis of prostate cancer, as a consequence of screening tests that find cancers that would not have progressed to life-threatening...
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Noninvasive Stool Test Effective for Colon Cancer Screening

Mar 01, 2019 , RxList
Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs), used annually, are effective for screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in average-risk, asymptomatic adults, according to a new...
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FDA Warns Against Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection

Feb 28, 2019 , RxList
Thermography should not be used as an alternative to mammography for breast cancer screening or diagnosis, warns the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a safety communication issued February...
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Is At-Home Stool Test a Colonoscopy Alternative?

Feb 27, 2019 , WebMD
Experts said the findings offer more support for a screening test that has long been a recommended option -- but not often performed in the United States.         Instead, most Americans are screened for colon cancer by colonoscopy -- an invasive test that examines the colon. However, many other countries favor a yearly stool...
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Don't Be Fooled: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms, FDA Says

Feb 26, 2019 , WebMD
Thermography devices -- also called digital infrared imaging devices -- are approved by the FDA only for use with another screening or diagnostic test like mammography, not as a stand-alone diagnostic...
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Google launches India program to screen diabetics for eye conditions that can cause blindness

Feb 26, 2019 , CNBC Health
Google and Verily teamed up to develop a screening tool for conditions that can cause preventable eye disease in...
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Urine Test Detects Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

Feb 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Too often, it’s only after a transplanted organ has sustained serious damage that a biopsy reveals the organ is in rejection. A new screening method using sensor particles and a urine test could catch rejection much earlier, more comprehensively, and without a biopsy needle. When the body’s immune ......
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New Method To Detect Cancer Cells Faster, Potentially Improving Outcomes

Feb 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The days - or even weeks - spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and quick action are tied to better outcomes. Now, a new technique to analyze proteins expressed on cancer cells shows promise in more rapidly detecting the......
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Experts Highlight the Strong Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Feb 20, 2019 , CardioSmart
Given high rates of depression among heart patients, experts encourage better screening and treatment for mental...
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New Mammogram Screening Guidelines FAQ

Feb 14, 2019 , WebMD
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women who aren't at high risk of breast cancer start getting mammograms at age 50, a decade later than previously recommended. Experts answer questions about the new mammogram...
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Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Feb 06, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Screenings Every Woman NeedsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2019 12:00:00...
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MinuteClinic offers free heart health screenings

Feb 05, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Free heart health screenings will be available this month at MinuteClinic locations every Thursday in February. Read More...
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Colon Cancer Screening Controversy. Here's What All The Debate Is About.

Feb 01, 2019 , Forbes
Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended that colon cancer screenings start at age 45, based in large part on an uptick in the number of people 45-50 years old being diagnosed with colon cancer. But the ACS might be recommending more cancer screening than the American public...
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Suicide-risk screening might cut deaths among incarcerated youth

Feb 01, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Teens and young men in correctional facilities are at increased risk of dying by suicide, but they are otherwise fairly similar to unincarcerated youth who take their own lives, a U.S. study suggests....
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