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Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a visit to the optometrist. Healthy vision is an important part to the learning process...

Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctors Urge Sunscreen Use and Exams to Prevent Skin Cancer on Feet

CHICAGO, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When at the pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply sunscreen to our feet? Many don't realize skin cancer can occur on the feet from unprot...

More Than 1,500 Service Dogs Receive Free Sight Saving Eye Exams

ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam event is highly successful in pairing veterinary ophthalmologists with service dogs throughout the U.S. and Canada Meridian, ID (Vocus) May 20, 2009 -- She has been blind for 13 years. So, when Lisa Davidson, of Warmi...

Early Detection of Melanoma Plus Regular Skin Exams is Vital For Beating Disease

Dermatologists Offer Advice for Reaching Five-Year Survival Mark SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On television's popular " Grey's Anatomy ," Dr. Izzie Stevens faces a grim diagnosis: stage IV metastatic melanoma . As the drama unfolds, viewers get a glimpse at why pati...

Self-Referral of Medical Imaging Exams a Primary Factor in Six-Fold Increase to Americans' Radiation Exposure From Scans Since 1980

RESTON, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) report stated that the U.S. population is now exposed to seven times more radiation each year from medical imaging exams than in 1980. The American College of Radiology (ACR),...

GIVE IT A REST: Delta Dental of Illinois Encourages Routine Dental Exams to Help Detect Nighttime Teeth Grinding

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Sleep Awareness Week -- March 1-8 -- Delta Dental of Illinois is promoting the importance of a good night's sleep by raising awareness about a little-known effect of sleep deprivation: sleep bruxism. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bi...

Panel Finds Evidence Murky on Full-Body Skin Exams

To detect cancer, people need to watch for lesions, experts stress FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- An examination of your entire body should not be the standard of care for finding skin cancer, a panel of experts has concluded. "There is no new direct evidence on the benefits of ...

Hundreds of Uninsured Georgia School Children to Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses

ATLANTA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) and OneSight, a Luxottica Group Foundation, have partnered to bring the OneSight Vision Van, "SeeMore" to Georgia from January 21 to 23. Henry County Schools pre-selected more than 300 students from kindergarten th...

EyeCare America Provides Free Dilated Eye Exams During Diabetes Awareness Month in November

Dilated Eye Exams Help Protect Seniors with Diabetes from Vision Loss San Francisco, CA (Vocus) November 3, 2008-- Diabetes continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States. Currently, an estimated 17.9 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Howe...

EyeCare America Provides Free Dilated Eye Exams During Diabetes Awareness Month in November

Dilated Eye Exams Help Protect Seniors with Diabetes from Vision Loss SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States. Currently, an estimated 17.9 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. However, another 5.7 mill...

Optos Encourages Parents to Get Back to School Eye Exams for Their Children

- Over 1,000 eye care practices participating in nationwide effort - MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with Back to School time, Optos and over 1,000 of its customers throughout North America are encouraging parents to schedule a comprehensive eye exam that includes ...

Doctors of Optometry, Parents, Educators and Legislators Applaud New Illinois Law Requiring Comprehensive Eye Exams for Children Starting School

Parents encouraged to take children early for eye exams: Waiting could delay necessary treatment and create longer wait times SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents, teachers and doctors of optometry joined Sen. Deanna Demuzio (D-Carlinville) and Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) t...

MES Solutions Awarded VA Contract to Administer C&P Exams for Veterans

HOUSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- MES Solutions announced today the award of the Department of Veterans Affairs contract to administer Compensation and Pension (C&P) disability examinations to veterans. The contract covers six VA Regional Offices: Indianapolis, Indiana, Des Moines, Iowa, St. Lou...

Follow-Up Exams Uncover More Iraq Vets With Emotional Woes

It may take months for conditions like depression, PTSD to emerge, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Iraq war veterans needing mental-health care has risen sharply since the U.S. Defense Department began screening them a second time for emotional problems, U...

As Exams Loom, Students Find Hope in a 'Stick'

Cornell University Class Tests Benefits of Chewing Gum During Exam CHICAGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Midterm and final exams can be particularly stressful on college students as they struggle to balance their homework load with a flurry of tests. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi...

Doctors of Optometry Applaud New Law Requiring Eye Exams for Illinois Children

General Assembly passes legislation to ensure only qualified eye doctors can perform eye exams for children starting school SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With the support of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Optometric Association, the General Assembly...

Pelvic Exams Can Help Spot Ovarian Cancer

Contrary to common belief, persistent symptoms can give warning, experts say SATURDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer, the "silent killer," may not always be so silent, experts say. That's why women need to get regular pelvic exams and pay attention to possible symptoms of ovaria...

Educating referring clinicians about advanced imaging leads to drop in imaging exams

Unnecessary advanced imaging (CT, MRI and nuclear medicine) can be significantly reduced by providing a simple intervention of education to ordering physicians of the risks, benefits and alternatives of various imaging modalities, according to a study performed at Staten Island University Hospital...

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...

ANCC and WGU to Partner on Use of Nurse Credentialing Exams

Western Governors University Will Conduct Pilot Program Using ANCC Certification Tests for Master's Degree Competency Assessments SALT LAKE CITY, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu , and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), www....

Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams

They're particularly vulnerable to diabetes-linked vision loss, experts warn MONDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic Americans with type 2 diabetes are less likely to have regular eye exams compared with Hispanics nationally, a new study finds. Many may have no idea that blind...

Outside Workers Least Likely to Get Skin Exams

But rest of workforce lax as well in getting checked for cancers caused by sun exposure THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Workers who face the greatest risk of developing skin cancer from overexposure to the sun are the least likely to get regular exams to detect its early warning s...

New study likely to fuel debate over annual physical exams

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24 While most patients and physicians believe its important for adults to have an annual physical exam, theres growing debate about this conventional wisdom. A new study published in the Sept. 24 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine raises serious questions about the hefty...

Royal College of Physicians Exams Now in India

The clinical examination for the prestigious Membership of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) can now be held in India . Three colleges under the RCP banner - the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physi...

Make-or-break Exams Stress China Youth

Exhausted, stressed out and thinner than she used to be, Duan Mengdi is enduring the most pivotal test of her life this week, and she's not even 18 yet . Duan is one of nearly 10 million college hopefuls struggling through China's university placement exams, a pressure-packed, make-or-break...

Special Exams to Help Failing Medical Students

Those failing in their MBBS examinations in Rajasthan need not despair about becoming doctors. Rajasthan Medical University// is conducting MBBS examinations once again for these students, a move that is being questioned by many. These examinations are being considered in view of the increas...

Pelvic Exams without Stirrups May Improve Women’s Healt

No matter how many pelvic examinations a woman has, it’s unlikely she’ll ever feel at ease about being asked to place her feet up in metal stirrups//. Still, the stirrups position is thought to afford the best view of the vulvovaginal area and facilitate proper placement of exam instruments. Accord...

Besides keeping you awake for exams coffee boosts memory as well!

There is another feather in the coffee cap proposed by a study by Florian Koppelstatter, University Hospital Innsbruck & colleagues which says that drinking a cup of coffee with 100 mg caffeine can boost short-term memory.// The sample and procedure for the study involved 15 healthy men aged 26 ...

Fingers of Kids can Predict Their Performance in Exams

A new research has found that parents can foresee their children's exam performance simply by looking at their hands. The University of Bath study suggests that English and maths tests results are related to the length of fingers. Students with longer ring fingers are more likely...

Philippine Nurses Re-sit Scandal-tainted Exams

An estimated 11,000 Filipino nurses re-sat their examinations Monday after a cheating scandal last year cast a shadow over their results, an official said Monday . Lawyers hired by the US Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) acted as observers at examination centres in Manila,...

College Student Commits Suicide After Failing In HSC Exams

Frustrated over his unsuccessful attempt to clear the Higher Secondary Examination, a student in Ambarnath town of neighbouring Thane district today allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of the Pune-bound fast Deccan Queen train, police said. // Vaibhav Dinesh Murbadkar, studying i...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

...ctually exam time here in Georgia. Don't fret, the exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or...rtly after the start of the new school year. These exams include a routine doctor's exam to confirm that al...a (BCBSGA) is reinforcing the importance of annual exams for all school-age children, ensuring that Georgia...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

...tand the incidence, practice and perception of eye exams for adults and children around the world. G...ied by a lack of knowledge about comprehensive eye exams and insufficient attention paid to eye health. Nea...lack of insurance or insufficient coverage for eye exams as a barrier to making an appointment. De...

The Cooper Institute Launches Nationwide Testing With Pearson VUE for Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) Exam

...d professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world's most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the international me...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

...survey provides a clear example of why regular eye exams are so important as children progress in school," ... survey results reinforce the need for regular eye exams as kids' eyes continue to change and adapt. There ...as early as 6 months, to receive comprehensive eye exams on a regular basis to maintain their health and en...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

...e the difficult capital equipment buying environment in the U.S. and the ongoing effects of the reduction in reimbursement for osteoporosis assessment exams in the U.S. FDA Approval of our Adiana Permanent Contraception System: On July 6, 2009, the FDA approved the Company's PMA applicati...

Patients Issue Summer Call to Action: 'We Need You to Donate Blood -- NOW'

...ers special community service scholarships for students who organize community blood drives during the summer. Blood donors receive free mini-medical exams on site including information about their temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level. Eligible donors include those people at least...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

...with dense breasts, for whom mammography is not as accurate at cancer detection. Efforts to find ways to detect small cancers that can't be felt on exams should be stepped up, said Dr. Gary Whitman, a professor of radiology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Other studies suggest MBI has promise...

Protein level may serve as predictor of severe osteoarthritis

...whom underwent hip or knee replacement surgery due to severe OA in a 15-year follow-up period. Subjects underwent a baseline exam in 1990 and followup exams were performed every five years until 2005. Blood samples were analyzed for VCAM-1, a sialoglycoprotein (a combination sugar and protein) expressed on...
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