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Obesity crisis forces NHS to buy £1m supersize CT scanners to treat patients

Obesity crisis forces NHS to buy £1m supersize CT scanners to treat patients … CT scans are also sometimes known as CAT scans, which stands for computerised axial tomography. During a CT scan, which is painless and takes five to 10 minutes, depending on the part of the body being scanned, patients lie on their […]

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Eye surgeons 'give back' to patients in need

Eye surgeons 'give back' to patients in need The free surgeries included cataracts and glaucoma, retinal transplants and Lasik procedures. Shepherd's sister Carolyn Weatherman submitted the online application on her behalf back in early July, when she read about the event in the newspaper. Full News here – Read more on Insurance News Net

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Why don't more docs tell heart patients to take aspirin?

Why don't more docs tell heart patients to take aspirin? There's evidence a daily low dose of aspirin can protect against cardiovascular disease, but the people who could most benefit from the medication may not be taking it. A new study shows that only 40 percent of people who are at high risk of … […]

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Could Type 2 Diabetes Patients Live Longer than Healthy Individuals?

Could Type 2 Diabetes Patients Live Longer than Healthy Individuals? Recent findings published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism found that the survival of diabetes patients who were given metformin, a commonly used drug used to control glucose levels in the body, exhibited certain anticancer properties … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment

Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment A UF study found that only 40 percent of people who were at high risk of cardiovascular disease said they received a doctor recommendation for aspirin therapy, while one-quarter of people at low risk reported their doctors told them to take the drug. Full […]

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6-year-old cancer patients bond during brave battle

6-year-old cancer patients bond during brave battle Two 6-year-old cancer patients whose battles have grabbed national headlines are bonding at Boston Children's Hospital, where they are being treated. Last weekend, Jordan Lee Nickerson got a special visit from superstar Taylor Swift, who sang and … Full News here – Read more on WCVB Boston

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Medicare's Colonoscopy Loophole Could Cost Your Patients

Medicare's Colonoscopy Loophole Could Cost Your Patients Proposals to fix the way Medicare collects colonoscopy co-pays from its beneficiaries are currently under consideration by both houses of the U.S. Congress. Backers say House Bill 1070 and Senate Bill 2348, known jointly as the "Removing Barriers to … Full News here – Read more on OutpatientSurgery.net

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Corn hole tournament raises money for breast cancer patients

Corn hole tournament raises money for breast cancer patients TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – On Saturday P.I.N.K of Terre Haute hosted their first public corn hole tournament at Show-Me's Restaurant and Bar. The event was able to help bring awareness to breast cancer and the cost that comes with it. People were able … Full News […]

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Repeat Colonoscopies Have Few Benefits for Some Patients

Repeat Colonoscopies Have Few Benefits for Some Patients (HealthDay News) — Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised, according to … Full News here – Read more on Monthly Prescribing Reference

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Low yield for repeat colonoscopy in some patients

Low yield for repeat colonoscopy in some patients (HealthDay)—Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised, according to … Full News here – Read more on Medical Xpress

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For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly

For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly Nine-year-old Davion Davis gets some help from a camp counselor during an archery lesson June 24 at Camp Superkids near Loretto. The nearly week-long camp for children ages 7-15 who have asthma provides opportunities for them to be active outdoors … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Gastric bypass for diabetes type II patients

Gastric bypass for diabetes type II patients CLEVELAND, O.H. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Nearly 90 percent of people with type-two diabetes are obese and as more Americans gain weight, more will likely face a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, the American Diabetes Association predicts that one in three … Full News here – Read more on KLAS-TV

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Symptoms and Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. – Medical Informer Video

Jim Morelli reports on Rheumatoid Arthritis and how to treat it. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Patients Struggle to Learn Health Insurance Lingo

Patients Struggle to Learn Health Insurance Lingo Health officials have spent much of the past year promoting the Affordable Care Act and enrolling people in coverage. Now they need to help consumers understand the basics of health insurance and how to use their policies, health care providers and … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Gout Patients Should Be Screened for Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Patients Should Be Screened for Erectile Dysfunction PARIS — Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common and often severe in men suffering from gout, according to the results of a cross-sectional survey of men who presented to a rheumatology clinic. "These results strongly support the proposal to screen all men … Full News here – Read […]

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