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Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

Guidelines focusing on heavier children may miss the target, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. cholesterol testing guidelines for children may have to be revised, say researchers who found that measuring body fat isn't an effective indicator of high cholesterol in kid...

American Health Assistance Foundation & Asbury Methodist Village to Host Special Community Screening and Discussion of the HBO Series, The Alzheimer's Project

American Health Assistance Foundation Researcher Is Featured Facilitator CLARKSBURG, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Health Assistance Foundation and Asbury Methodist Village are partnering to host a special community screening and discussion of the HBO S...

HealthYes! Provides Free Preventive Screening in Support of Round Rock Express

HealthYes! Preventive Screening continues to work for the benefit of the community through various events and initiatives. For example, on June 20, HealthYes! partnered with the St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, the official health care provider to the Round Rock Express, to support to the R...

$1 million grant to RI Hospital M.D. for primary care melanoma screening training program

Providence, RI Rhode Island Hospital dermatologist Martin Weinstock, MD, PhD, has received a $1 million, 2-year Team Science Award grant from the Melanoma Research Alliance to serve as principal investigator to develop a training program for primary care physicians to improve melanoma screening i...

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today announced the execution of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with Response Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGDX ) on molecular diagnostic testing and banking of advanced-stage Lung...

Diabetes Screening Comes Home with A1c Testing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BioIQ is offering turn-key A1c screening programs to help people assess their risk for diabetes, a devastating disease that impacts tens of millions of Americans. BioIQ's A1c test kits can be distributed at an employer wellness...

Savannah City Leaders Launch Medicare Diabetes Screening Project

SAVANNAH, Ga. July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Lester Jackson III (D - 2nd District), Diane Weems, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Coastal Health District, Charles Powell, Executive Director, Community Cardiovascular Council, and Loretha Jenkins, Program Coordinator, Coastal Area Ag...

American Optometric Association Supports New Federal Health Report Findings: Vision Screening Methods for Seniors are Lacking

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that vision screenings, using standard methods of assessing visual acuity in older adults, a practice comm...

Special Olympics Minnesota Athletes Take Part in Free Vision Screening at Lions Club International Annual Convention

MINNEAPOLIS, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes with intellectual disabilities will take part in a special vision screening as part of a demonstration at the Lions Club International convention being held this week in Minneapolis. Worldwide Spe...

Prostate screening studies reviewed in European Urology July issue

Arnhem, June 2009 The July issue of European Urology , the official journal of the European Association of Urology, features an editorial by Lars Holmberg comparing the results from the European Randomised Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) with the results from the Prostate, Lung, C...

National Council on Aging and Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Launch New Program to Educate Seniors about Medicare's Benefits for Diabetes Screening

Daschle and Others Call the Need Urgent; Among Seniors with Diabetes, Half Are Unaware; Medicare's Free Diabetes Screening Benefits Underutilized WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a meeting today sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Medicare Diabetes Sc...

Free Braces Screening Exam Day, June 19

DETROIT, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orthodontic Department at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in conjunction with Covenant Community Care Dental Center and Henry Ford School Based & Community Programs, will host a free Braces Screening Exam Day on Friday, June ...

Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

More expectant moms being checked, treated so babies aren't infected, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations implemented in 2002 to screen all pregnant women for group B streptococcal disease have largely been successful, a new report shows. Eighty-five ...

Cancer screening fear is fueled by lack of information says review covering nearly 6,000 women

Fear plays a major role in whether women decide to go for cancer screening or not, but healthcare providers underestimate how much women need to know and wrongly assume that they will ask for information if they want it. Those are the two key findings from a study published in the June issue o...

HealthForumOnline Offers New Online CE/CEU Course on Pain Screening Instruments for Medical and Mental Health Providers

HealthForumOnline (HFO), announces a new CE/CEU course entitled A Review of Pain Screening Instruments for Medical and Mental Health Providers: Assessment and Coordination of Care of the Pain Patient to their extensive online library of nationally-approved continuing education (CE) courses for me...

Worth of Sigmoidoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer Still Uncertain

Some reduction in mortality rates found, but experts say more follow-up needed MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Patients checked for colon cancer with a procedure called flexible sigmoidoscopy showed no significant reduction in risk over seven years, but the screening did seem to low...

Budget Cuts for Free Cancer Screening Clinics in New York Could Put Patients' Lives at Risk, Says New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Increased strain on the system will increase misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancers and infections, says Preston Douglas of New York Cancer Malpractice Lawyers Gurfein Douglas LLP New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2009 -- Recent budget cuts in New York State's free cancer...

City Leaders Launch Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Augusta

Need Is Urgent; Among Seniors with Diabetes, Half Are Unaware; Medicare's Free Diabetes Screening Benefits Underutilized AUGUSTA, Ga., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Ed Tarver (D - District 22), Jeanette Cummings, Director, Central Savannah River Area Regional Development Center (CSRA RDC) A...

HBO, the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium and the Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter Present a Free Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: Momentum In Science

Includes Discussion With Local Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The community is invited to attend a FREE advance screening of Momentum in Science, part of a four-part documentary film from HBO Docu...

Type of lung cancer screening used to detect disease may impact 5-year survival rates

AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Hisao Asamura and his team of researchers at The National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo, Japan examined the records of 2,281 patients who underwent lung cancer resection surgery between 2000 and 2006. The study was published in the May issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncol...

The Alzheimer's Project HBO Documentary Puts Spotlight On Alzheimer's Disease; Premiere Screening at the Hennepin County Library in Downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota in collaboration with the Hennepin County Library is premiering the "Caregivers" segment of The Alzheimer's Project on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hennepin County Central Library. The screening will ...

'Routine HIV Screening Coverage Act' (Waters, D, CA) a 'Crucial Linchpin to Health Care Reform,' says AHF

Bill Would Require Health Insurance Plans to Cover Routine HIV Tests Under the Same Terms as Other Routine Health Screenings. Legislation Could Spur Nationwide Compliance with CDC's 2006 HIV Testing Guidelines Recommending HIV Testing of All those 13-64 in Routine Health Settings WASHINGTON,...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group and Entest BioMedical Sign Contract With UCLA Researcher to Develop Gestational Diabetes Screening Test

New Screening Test Will Focus on 4.3 Million Annual U.S. Birth Market SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., BMSN's wholly-owned subsidiary, today announced that a contract has been signed with Dr. ...

Waters Corporation Announces U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acquires Waters ACQUITY UPLC System to Train Forensic Chemists in Drug Screening and Profiling

MILFORD, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) announced today that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (U.S. DEA) purchased a Waters(R) ACQUITY(R) UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatograph for the purpose of training new forensic chemists at the...

HBO, Warner Bros. Employee Initiatives and the Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter Present a Free, Public, Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Caregivers'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Subjects Featured In Film And Local Alzheimer's Caregivers SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The community is invited to attend a FREE advance screening and panel discussion of HBO Documentary Films' THE ALZHEIMER'S ...

Texas-Based Mobile Health Screening Company Expands into Dallas-Fort Worth

Austin, Texas-based HealthYes!™ is bringing its life-saving mobile screening services to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The company leverages the most medically-advanced, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to screen its clients for five life-threatening conditions, includin...

New study argues for CT colonography as primary colon cancer screening test

CT colonography allows radiologists to predict, with a high degree of confidence, whether or not a polyp needs to be evaluated through colonoscopy or removed through polypectomy, according to a study performed at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. ...

Intelius Screening Solutions Announces Agreement with KMS Software Company to Provide Pre-Integrated Employment Background Screening and Onboarding Solution

Both companies sponsor a new report that reveals importance of Onboarding to improve HR processes; Intelius webinar announced for May 5 Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) April 21, 2009 -- Intelius Screening Solutions LLC, a leading, on-demand employment checks and employee drug s...

EAU position statement on screening for prostate cancer

Arnhem, April 2009 -- The European Association of Urology (EAU) has taken into consideration the recent scientific information on randomised screening studies on prostate cancer (Schrder et al, NEJM 2009). Based on the results of the European Randomised Study for Screening of Prostate Cancer (ERSP...

Low Chlamydia Screening Rates Spur Outreach to Health Professionals

Untreated infections cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening rates for chlamydia remain low in the United States even though failure to identify this sexually transmitted disease and treat infected women can lead to infertility, ectopi...

Singers Hit High Notes in Free Voice Screening at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

(Part of World Voice Day, April 16, 2009) NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rich mix of rock 'n rollers, sopranos and musical theater singers in the New York area received a comprehensive voice check-up and a stroboscopic exam of their vocal cords in April at the second annual ...

Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for coronary artery disease is of no value for adults with diabetes who have no symptoms of heart problems, a new study finds. Screening is expensive, a...

Heart screening unnecessary in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms

Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms of angina or a history of coronary disease is unnecessary and may lead initially to more invasive and costly heart procedures, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. They report their findings ...

HBO, UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, The Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter and The Neurosciences Institute Present an Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE'

FREE TO THE PUBLIC Panel Discussion To Follow With Local Leading Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A free screening of HBO Documentary Films' THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: MOMENTUM IN SCIENCE will be held at The Neurosciences Institute (10640 John J...

HBO, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and The Alzheimer's Association, No. Cal. Present an Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Momentum In Science'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Leading Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: HBO, Gladstone Institute Of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and ...

Ovarian cancer screening not catching early disease

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The only available screening tests for ovarian cancer fail to catch early signs of the disease and often result in unnecessary surgery, said researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center. The new study looked at a screening regimen th...

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

Health information exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening results within minutes of exams in high-tech mobile unit. Farmerville, LA (Vocus) April 1, 2009 -- A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to ...

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access to Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

Health information exchange technology gives patients initial breast cancer screening results within minutes of exams in high-tech mobile unit FARMERVILLE, La., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to over-40 women who live...

Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Pre-Surgical Screening Test for Simultaneous Detection of Methicillin-Sensitive and Resistant S. aureus

World's Most Comprehensive On-Demand HAI Test Portfolio Now Available to European Hospitals SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced the release of the Xpert(R) MRSA/SA Nasal test as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Direc...

Task Force Recommends Screening Adolescents for Clinical Depression

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends screening adolescents for clinical depression only when appropriate systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. This applies to all adolescents 12 to 18 ...
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