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'Comparative Effectiveness' Research Addresses Options for Treating Prostate Cancer

...sician and nationally-recognized expert in the field of hormone health is a proponent of a more preventative approach. "There is a common misconception that lower testosterone levels mean a lower risk of prostate cancer. Men hardly ever develop prostate cancer when they are young and their testosteron...

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

... and use R.I.C.E. therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation), which helps to reduce pain and control swelling around the injury. "A common misconception about foot and ankle fractures is that if you can walk on the foot, there isn't a fracture," Dr. Collins said. "That's not always the case, and only a...

Summertime Sun Exposure Can 'Burn' Acne Sufferers in More Ways than One

...oms and the need for extra care for their skin. Many acne sufferers falsely believe that sun exposure can be beneficial for their condition. This misconception is not entirely based on myth -- minimal amounts of sun exposure may initially improve the appearance of acne. However, this exposure over time can ac...

Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese

... risk-assessment tools for other surgeries. Despite the challenges, people who are severely obese are not at higher risk of death during surgery, a misconception among some health-care professionals, according to the advisory. "Some surgeons are under the impression that severely obese patients are more like...

Stars Spotlight Personal Triumphs Over Stuttering

... earlier the better. Even if children are stuttering at 2, they should get the counsel of a specialist in stuttering. It's very important, because the misconception that this is somehow simply an emotional issue is simply not true. It's a genetically based neurological disorder. We know this. And along those lines...

Seniors Seek to Reduce Healthcare Costs as Premiums Increase Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

.... That raises the question: “If I’m trying to save money, why purchase a Medicare supplement insurance plan?” There is a common misconception that Medicare pays 80 percent of a senior’s healthcare costs. What Medicare actually pays is 80 percent of the amount it has approved for a part...

Children with concussions require follow-up care before returning to play, say researchers

...-up were at risk as well, and would have benefited from a formal assessment before returning to physically exertive activity," Nance said. "It is this misconception of not feeling injured that places the patient at additional risk." ...

Children with Concussions Require Follow-up Care Before Returning to Play, Say Researchers

...-up were at risk as well, and would have benefited from a formal assessment before returning to physically exertive activity," Nance said. "It is this misconception of not feeling injured that places the patient at additional risk." Dr. Nance's co-authors are Alison Polk-Williams, B.A., from The Children's Ho...

DKMS' 3rd Annual Star-Studded Gala to be Held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, May 7th

...ife. Our immediate goal is to reach 2 million bone marrow donors to help save the lives of more leukemia patients around the world." "There is a misconception that donating bone marrow is a complicated, painful procedure," Harf says. "Actually, there are two ways to donate, and both procedures are outpatient...

Learning Empowered by Movement; Brain Gym Exercises Wake Up Brain and Body

...ard to believe that physical activities can help you think. The coordinated exercises seem too simple to work and many people in our society hold the misconception that movement has nothing to do with the intellect. If the program is not hard, time-consuming and costly it appears to have less value, when in real...

Most New EMS Recruits Overweight or Obese

... failed to meet the criteria. The study appears online March 19 in the journal Obesity . "These findings are strong evidence against the common misconception in the emergency responder community that many of their members have BMIs in the overweight and obese ranges simply on the basis of increased muscle m...

Seniors Seek to Reduce Healthcare Costs as Anthem Blue Cross Increases Premiums

... incomes. That raises the question: "If I'm trying to save money, why purchase a Medicare supplement insurance plan?" There is a common misconception that Medicare pays 80 percent of a senior's healthcare costs. What Medicare actually pays is 80 percent of the amount it has approved for a particular...

Renowned Chef and Health and Wellness Advocate Writes Book of Recipes for Juicing Raw Fruits and Vegetables

...le as that. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090313/NYFNSP01 ) In her new book, Juicing for Your Soul, Dike-Jelden tackles the misconception that it takes too much time to eat properly. Instead, she encourages her readers to "change their way of looking at food." She inspires her readers to...

NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information

...onal and spiritual support expressly tailored to the person's needs and wishes. Support is provided to the person's loved ones as well. "A common misconception people have is that hospice means you're 'giving up' or 'that there's nothing left for the doctor to do,' and that's absolutely wrong. Hospice is not ...

Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns

...ne Wandel, etc., et al., v. American Airlines, Inc., et al., Missouri Circuit Court, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit) "The public is under the misconception that when they board an airplane with the logos of major airlines they are getting the same level of care and safety as if they were flying on airplan...

Generation-X Feels Unprepared for Long-Term Care Costs and the Future, Survey Finds

...annual nursing home stay is between $20,000 and 60,000 per year, when the national average cost of one year in a nursing home is over $75,000.(1) This misconception leaves them unaware that long-term care planning is an essential part of their financial planning. Their overestimation of the cost of long-term care ...

Honeywell Home Comfort Products' Second Annual 'National Care About Your Indoor Air' Month

...ducational effort to broaden awareness of the issues surrounding indoor air quality and its potential impact on consumer health and safety." Another misconception is that healthy adults aren't susceptible to the effects of poor indoor air quality. While poor indoor air poses particular risks for children, the e...

Pearly Penile Papule Patients Can Successfully Be Treated with Targeted CO2 Technology at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

...tion, men have been hesitant to seek treatment due to embarrassment and the misconception that it is a sexually transmitted disease such as genital warts. &ldquo...y may be fleshy colored or white and tend to be smooth and dome-shaped. One misconception about the bumps is that they are caused by a sexually transmitted disease o...

'When the Tooth Fairy is Not Enough': A Collection of the Most Common Misconceptions in Oral Health Care Set in a Parent-Friendly Book

...ral dental care preventive therapies as well as informing the masses about several common misconceptions relating to pediatric oral health. One common misconception parents tend to believe is that since they will end up falling out, baby teeth do not require much care or attention. Truth is, cavities and infection...

Teen Torture iPhone App Discontinued Due to Public Alarm

...ale on Apple's iTunes App Store entitled "Teen Torture". Due to its attention-grabbing name, and the unfortunate media confusion and common misconception now surrounding this app, Inner Four is currently in the process of voluntarily removing the "Teen Torture" product from sale. The app...

For Breast Augmentation, Atlanta's Swan Center for Plastic Surgery Offers Exceptional Surgeons' Skills

...care regimen's are some nice treatment options." At The Swan Center, they understand that cosmetic surgery is a delicate matter. "It's a misconception that cosmetic surgery is all about vanity. Patients come in feeling uncomfortable about some part of their body, and it has a very real effect on thei...

Photo: Families Fighting Flu and CDC Encourage Parents to Vaccinate Kids Against Flu

...M.D. Assistant Surgeon General and Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC: "There is a misconception that after Thanksgiving it's too late to get children vaccinated against the flu. That is one of the reasons why we have designated today as Children'...

Families Fighting Flu and CDC Encourage Parents to Vaccinate Kids Against Flu

... death. Children's Flu Vaccination Day occurs during the CDC's annual National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 8-14, 2008). "There is a misconception that after Thanksgiving it's too late to get children vaccinated against the flu. That is one of the reasons why we have designated today as Children...

Healthy bones program reduces hip fractures by 37 percent

...al cancer combined," said study lead author Richard M. Dell, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. "Yet it's a misconception that nothing can be done to prevent or treat osteoporosis. It is possible to achieve at least a 25 percent reduction in the hip fracture rate in the ...

Vending Machines Found in Most Middle Schools

...The drinks contained anywhere from 60 calories to 320 calories. Fruit juices also found in the machines averaged 140 calories to 320 calories. It is a misconception that 100 percent fruit juice is a healthy snack choice, she said. "Although juice can fit into a meal, drinking excess juice outside a meal gives you ...

Tennessee Introduces Long-Term Care Partnership Insurance Policies and Producer Training Requirement

...g, construction, etc.) or health conditions like brain tumors, Lou Gehrig's disease or strokes) can cause people to need this kind of help. A common misconception is that this care is only needed by older people and that care is mostly delivered in nursing homes. It's just the opposite. Over 40% of extended care...

Move over mean girls -- boys can be socially aggressive, too

...boys are more likely to engage in physical aggression, girls and boys alike take part in social aggression. "These conclusions challenge the popular misconception that indirect aggression is a female form of aggression," according to Noel A. Card, assistant professor of family studies and human development at th...

New survey explores the impact of insulin injections on people with diabetes

...d emotional aspects of injecting with their healthcare provider. For a proportion of the individuals surveyed, 37 percent, this was due in part to a misconception that discussing these issues would be a bother to their healthcare provider. Yet, a corresponding survey of healthcare professionals (PCPs, endocrinol...

Carnegie Mellon brain imaging study illustrates how remedial instruction helps poor readers

...rely eliminate them," Just said. These findings of initial parietotemporal underactivation among poor readers provide evidence against a common misconception about dyslexia. There is a persistent but incorrect belief that dyslexia is primarily caused by difficulties in the visual perception of letters, lead...

Shining a Light on Sunscreen: Sun Protection Misconceptions Unveiled by Dr. Jeffrey Dover and CVS/pharmacy

...eat-resistant. These are FDA-approved terms for products that have been tested to stand up against water exposure for longer periods. Another common misconception is that you can apply sunscreen once and be protected all day. "Ordinary UVA sunscreen chemicals break down as soon as they are exposed to light and b...

Fruit Juice May Be Healthy for Kids: Study

...es valuable nutrients in children's diets. This may be an important way for parents to get a serving of fruit into their children's diet." A common misconception is that 100 percent juice contains added sugar, Nicklas said. "It contains naturally occurring sugar just like you would find sugar in milk or whole f...

Today's Working Adults Face Long Term Care 'Double Whammy,' Says Denise Gott, Spokesperson for LTC Financial Partners, LLC

... Caption: LTC Financial Vice Chairperson Denise Gott.) One part of the double vulnerability has to do with younger Americans' own health. "There's a misconception that long term care is just for older people," says Gott, "but it's not so. Working age Americans -- those 18 through 64 -- account for a full 39% of ...

Client and Physician Praise Benefits of Leventhal Weight Loss Incorporated

...nthal Weight Loss team physician states, "I see a lot of overweight people and the medical problems they suffer as a result of their weight... It is a misconception that exercise alone is a good initial strategy to lose weight... Leventhal Weight Loss, with its individualized approach and personal accountability, ...

Diabetic Food Shopping That Won't Break a Budget

... Rising food prices may have people with diabetes and their caregivers wondering if they'll be able to afford a healthy diabetes meal plan. But it's a misconception that these plans have to be costly and consist of high-priced, specialty foods, the American Diabetes Association says. "Eating well and spending ...

Country Music Star Troy Gentry Partners With National Non-Profit Patient Advocate Foundation to Spread the Message About Challenges to Healthcare Access for Insured and Uninsured Americans

...es, 76 percent of the patients had some form of insurance, whether it was private healthcare, Medicare or Medicaid. "Unfortunately, it is a common misconception in America that just because you have health insurance, you will get the medications and medical care that you need -- particularly when faced with a ...

Coming to the Defense of Cats

...Many owners thought their dogs were in need of more routine examinations because they are outside more often than cats. Cat owners were also under the misconception that cats "do not get sick and ... can take care of themselves." Overall, the message is clear -- and equally worrisome. Cats are substantially un...

Leading National Patient Advocacy Group Delivers Warning to U.S. Patients: Having Health Insurance Does NOT Mean Your Medical Needs Will Be Covered

...es, 76 percent of the patients had some form of insurance, whether it was private healthcare, Medicare or Medicaid. "Unfortunately, it is a common misconception in America that just because you have health insurance, you will get the medications and medical care that you need - particularly when faced with a l...

Newly Published Study Demonstrates Return on Investment for Employee Wellness Program

...ent costs yielded the highest return on investment, partially due to increased use of screenings and medications among employees. "There is a common misconception that these studies represent people who are already healthy and motivated. It's simply not the case," said Brian Day, Ed.D., director of advanced anal...

Team treatment for depression cuts medical costs

...ion, and when they do, physicians can sometimes inadvertently delay diagnosis or misdiagnose the condition. Doctors and their patients often share the misconception that depression is a natural consequence of aging. When the condition is successfully diagnosed, patients often do not receive effective, evidence-bas...

ONDCP Launches First Major Initiative to Combat Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

...ed among teens," said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership. "Partnership research indicates that both parents and teens have a perilous misconception that abusing medicines is safer than using street drugs, and that is simply not true. Parents are the most important influence in helping teens make h...
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