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X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

...orkers will be able touse the data to the pick the exam with the least risk as well as providebetter information for parents faced with tough choices about children's care. "If a parent said, `When my child was 1 or 2, she had a CT exam, somefluoroscopy and several chest x-rays, could you tell me ...

Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs

...rcentage of members with diabetes receiving an eye exam rose 74 percent,from 23 percent in the baseline to 40 percent in follow-up. Plan members withdiabetes receiving foot exams rose 1150 percent, from 2 percent in the baselineto 25 percent in the follow-up. The percentage of members with diabetesrecei...

Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

...e Gleason score andtumor staging, a digital rectal exam that defines the status of a tumor, are themost effective determinants for predicting the survival of men with prostatecancer, rather than the commonly used PSA test. Although this test is sufficientin determining treatment failure, it is not, as is ...

Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment

...annually from the age of 35. For others, acomplete exam is suggested every two years to monitor for signs of open-angleglaucoma, which tends to develop after age 40. "Evaluating patients for signs of glaucoma can be compared to checking for highblood pressure, which also has few symptoms but can result in...

Telemedicine can be used for accurate diagnosis of stroke symptoms

... inthe overall results. Although the telemedicine exam took 3 to 5 minutes longer,the variations in NIHSS score (which reflects factors such as language,strength, sensation, vision and comprehension) between the bedside andtelemedicine examinations were no different than would be expected between twodiff...

Study examines STDs among women-to-women sex partners

... in the study receive acomprehensive gynecological exam and full STD screenings at no cost. The studyis based at the Broadway Clinic, in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. For moreinformation, call 206-720-4340. The Web site contains health information relevant to lesbian andbisexual women, inform...

Personal story aims to improve 'connections' between hard of hearing and the hearing world

... loss, would I have noted on my 50th year physical exam that maybe my hearing was not what it might be? I don't need a hearing aid yet, but I'm hoping not to do what my father did - wait until I've lost some relationships as well."...

How long-term alcohol consumption can damage the immune system

...ne function, like when students get sick during an exam or when people have a death in the family." As Rivier's study has discovered, long-term alcohol can also blunt the stress axis' ability to respond to additional stressors. The study used rats, after they were exposed to alcohol vapors in such a...

Early treatment of blinding eye disease in infants can prevent severe vision loss

...r multiple birth baby, gestational age, ophthalmic exam findings, and whether the infant had been born in a hospital that participated in the study. "This new risk assessment model proved invaluable in the early detection of infants who have a high risk of blindness and may require treatment. It also al...

Two thirds of sports doctors have inadequate first aid skills

...nt with potential spinal injury, and so failed the exam outright. One in four could not open an airway using basic techniques. Almost two thirds were unable to immobilise the spine. Almost a third of candidates failed to consider potential hazards at the scene of an accident, and the trainers estimate th...

Expert advises annual lung test for smokers during physical exam

...ion test (spirometry) during their annual physical exam to determine whether their respiratory system was being compromised by their cigarette habit. Bartolome Celli, M.D., speaking at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in San Francisco, said if the patient's lung function is aff...

How 'negative emotionality' can make you feel sick

...problems than supported by laboratory and physical exam findings. These reported health problems seem to b...monstrated a risk for liver injury. Abnormal oral exam results reflected poor health maintenance. However, said Clark, whereas laboratory and physical exa...

New book aims to keep elderly drivers on the road

... so many people with impaired vision dread the eye exam at the local motor vehicles registry.But a new book by a researcher at The Schepens Eye Research Institute aims to help people with impaired vision drive safely and as long as possible. The book, "Driving with Confidence: A Practical Guide to Driving...

Study finds direct link between computer use and vision problems in children

...children should have their first comprehensive eye exam from an ophthalmologist or optometrist before they enter Kindergarten. Comprehensive vision exams given by an eye doctor detect many vision problems regular screenings may miss. While vision screenings are important, it is estimated that they only c...

Jefferson trial looks to improve diagnosis of prostate cancer

... standard "gray scale" and Doppler ultrasound. The exam is repeated twice, once before infusion of the contrast agent and again during the infusion. A biopsy of suspicious areas in each part of the prostate is performed during infusion of the contrast agent. The contrast agent being studied, Imavist (AF0...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April (second issue)

...LAMMATION IN ASTHMA A study of stress during final exam week in 20 college students with mild allergic ast...chers found that the stress connected with a final exam was associated with enhanced eosinophilia and eosinophil-derived neurotoxin at 6 and 24 hours post-a...

Columbia study finds differences in PSA, PSA density test measurements for Caucasian, Hispanic men

...ucasians who had "elevated" PSA or abnormal rectal exam underwent transrectal ultrasound and biopsies between 1996 and 2001 at the Hospital. (Men were classified as Hispanic if they identified themselves that way, or by their surname.) Prior to biopsy, all patients underwent volume measurements of the ent...

Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk

...e care professional to receive a comprehensive eye exam and find out if eye drops might help." The study called the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study examined 1636 people 40-80 years of age who had elevated eye pressure but no signs of glaucoma. Half were assigned daily eye drops, and the other half w...

Drug to lower cholesterol also slows calcium build-up in arteries

... Germany. This is the first prospective study to exam how lipid levels affect the progression of calcium build-up. Researchers found that calcium in the coronary arteries progresses if left untreated. They also found that lipid-lowering therapy (in this case cerivastatin) can slow that progression. O...

Group offers guidelines on qualifications

...'s metabolic function, while the CT portion of the exam provides information about the organ's anatomy. "PET-CT and other types of fusion examinations allow us to depict the human body with a level of precision never before achievable, but these examinations also are technically demanding and require a hi...

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