Will You Be Part of the NHANES Preventive Health Study?
The Center for Disease Control has gone mobile and is out to do its NHANES study on selected participants around the country. For example, Orange County residents who are participants in the study will start seeing the "health exam center on wheels" roll up to their doors this week. The participants Continue Reading
Women and Colon Cancer
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be linked to preventing colorectal cancer in women. Research has shown a 28% reduction in numbers. Hormone therapy is used by women going through menopause; however since the research is only preliminary doctors are urging women not to use HRT to protect themse ... Continue Reading
What's in a Name?
As a patient (or a doctor) do you care about the name of the company that supplies the products used in your treatment? Many people wouldn't think twice about the name of their medical supply providers but the fact of the matter is that we make automatic assumptions about a product or business becau ... Continue Reading
Which Television Shows Teach You About Preventive Imaging?
There are a lot of television shows out there these days which show you different aspects of medicine. Of course, some of the details of these shows are more accurate than others when it comes to the reality of what happens at the hospital but these shows are important because they are raising aware ... Continue Reading
Walk for Heart Disease
In light of heart disease awareness month and promoting the education of heart disease related ailments, the American Heart Associations Heart Walk Sunday went on yesterday. A sea of red shirts flooded around counties in New York. Increasing awareness is key to funding, research and prevention. Peo ... Continue Reading
Vitamin D Perks
For years scientists and researchers have been doing studies on the perks and benefits of Vitamin D. Dermatologists have long been promulgating the importance of Vitamin D for skin health and getting it from outdoor activity in the sun. But now new studies have emerging linking Vitamin D to heart ... Continue Reading
Use with Caution
US physicians are urging doctors to prescribe virtual scans of the heart, lungs and full body, more judiciously as radiation emissions are fairly high on scans. The doctors are recommending that people who do not have high risks: family history of cancer or heart disease, smoking, poor diet and hea ... Continue Reading
Urging Americans to Get Screened
The American Cancer society is urging Americans to get screened for breast, cervical and colon cancer - 3 of the most common cancers striking men and women in the US. As baby-boomers begin to age, it is vital to their colon health that they can screened yearly for polyps, tumors and cancer. Tradit ... Continue Reading
Using a Scan to Gauge Responses
Not knowing the end to a scary movie increases the suspense. Going along with this idea, uncertainty about the economy can also increase a person's anxiety level. Scientists recently studied the association between uncertainty and anxiety with the use of a brain scan. A study by the UW Madison Sc ... Continue Reading
Uncommon Condition Diagnosed by Scan
A boy in Mumbia was recently diagnosed with a very rare disease after a CT Scan of his lung found that half of his stomach had migrated into his lung cavity. The condition, called hiatus hernia, is rare and is very dangerous if left untreated. "We took him to several doctors when he started hav ... Continue Reading