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Hospitals offer second opinions to enhance cancer care

In a move to better inform patients, Edward Hospital & Health Services in Illinois is referring cancer patients who want a second look at their tests and diagnosis to the system’s Second Opinion Clinic. Through the clinic, Edward Hospital aims to give patients expedited second opinions for cancer and other conditions, the hospital  announced  today. […]

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Doctors Find Their Objections Unwarranted with regard to patients requesting their medical records/reviewing their charts!

For many years now, patients have sought access to their entire medical records, from test results, to diagnoses, to insurance submissions and yes, to the notes their doctors wrote about them and their care. But there have been, and continue to be, major roadblocks put in our way.   For one thing, not nearly enough […]

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Suits Mount Over Meningitis Outbreak

SUITS MOUNT OVER MENINGITIS OUTBREAK TIED TO CONTAMINATED STEROID INJECTIONS   As the number of people sickened or killed by meningitis from tainted steroid injections grows, so has litigation involving the New England Compounding Co., which allegedly prepared and sent fungus-contaminated shots to clinics in 15 states. As of Wednesday, there were 247 confirmed cases […]

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Early Detection Makes Breast Cancer More Treatable, Raises Survival Chances

It’s a fact we often hear:Breast cancer is one   of the most deadly diseases among women in the United States. Only lung cancer   is more lethal. In 2011-the most recent year statistics were available-the   American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that 39,520 women would die from breast   cancer. For the same period, […]

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Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) — Digital mammography was better than the older film mammography at detecting cancers that could be life-threatening, Dutch researchers report. “This study again proves that digital mammography is superior to film screen mammography in early detection of breast cancer,” said Dr. Kristin Byrne, chief of breast imaging at Lenox Hill […]

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Preoperative needle breast biopsies can lead to improved treatment outcomes

ScienceDaily (Oct. 1, 2012) Women suspected of having breast cancer now have more reasons to be diagnosed with a needle biopsy instead of a traditional open surgical biopsy. Besides avoiding the risks and discomfort of an open surgical procedure, needle biopsies can also lead to improved treatment outcomes according to findings from a new study […]

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Hospitals – An American Horror Story

Yes – I am aware that An American Horror Story is a TV show on the FX channel.   And I know a lot of people love it…. But today I want to talk about a different American Horror Story – one that millions of people experience every year, and one which about 25% of […]

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Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll

When it comes to medical care, many patients and doctors believe more is better. But an epidemic of overtreatment too many scans, too many blood tests, too many procedures is costing the nation’s health care system at least $210 billion a year, according to the Institute of Medicine, and taking a human toll in pain, […]

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Study Divides Breast Cancer Into Four Distinct Types

In findings that are fundamentally reshaping the scientific understanding of breast cancer, researchers have identified four genetically distinct types of the cancer. And within those types, they found hallmark genetic changes that are driving many cancers.    Dr. Charles Perou is the lead author of the study, part of a federal project.  Dr. Matthew Ellis […]

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Infections drop 77% with improved communication, hand hygiene

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta saved $23 million on hospital costs by   slashing central-line infections by nearly 80 percent, reported Hospitals & Health Networks Daily. Altogether, the hospital avoided 550 bloodstream infections since it launched   the initiative in 2006, an overall reduction of 77 percent, according to the   article. Two of the hospital’s […]

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