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Annual Lung CT Scans for Smokers: Good or Bad? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Aug 2011 3:04am When it comes to medical studies, I can't help but fall back upon that quote often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli by Mark Twain about "lies, damned lies, and statistics" .  If you've been following some of my recent posts about number needed to treat, absolute vs relative risk reduction, and clinical outcome vs physiologic markers, it's pr ... Read on »
Lung cancer trial results show mortality benefit with low-dose CT by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 07 Nov 2010 2:13pm NIH News The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is today releasing initial results from a large-scale test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at relatively early stages. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a randomized national trial involving more than 53,000 current and ... Read on »
CT Scans & Cancer Risk by Robert W. Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 10:53am       Weekly Health Update: CT Scans & Cancer Risk  "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS      Updated:  12/20/2009   The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute me ... Read on »
A combination PET and CT scan more effective than either alone by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 1:00pm A combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body appears to detect cancer in individuals with related neurologic complications more accurately than some other commonly used tests, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA ... Read on »
CT Scans May Pose Less Cancer Risk Than Thought, Study Contends by HealthFinder Posted Wed 01 Dec 2010 12:00pm healthnewslink But expert still advises using as little radiation as possible. By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Hospitals Offer Bargain CT Scans for Smokers; Is This Appropriate? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 12:00am Hospitals are getting much better at marketing themselves (see: Why and How Hospitals Should Market Themselves to Consumers on the Web ). How about the marketing of hospital diagnostic services? Well, this would align with my opinion that the clinical labs and pathology need to establish a higher profile for themselves in the minds o ... Read on »
Can Spiral CT Scans Detect Curable Lung Cancer? But Wait, There's More! by MKirschMD Posted Sun 01 Jan 2012 6:00am A hundred bucks doesn’t buy much these days. A crisp Ben Franklin can be exchanged for 50 Big Macs A Broadway show ticket A night in a New York City hotel (just joking) A college textbook (paperback) Your life Your life? Yes, 5 crumpled Andy Jacksons can save your life, as was reported earlier this year in a front p ... Read on »
Coronary Artery CT Scans & Cancer Risk by Robert W. Posted Sat 25 Jul 2009 5:45pm     Health Report:   Coronary Artery CT Scans & Cancer Risk   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  07/26/2009 The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, ... Read on »
Complications Following Distal Radius Fractures by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 6:06pm This week’s guest post is from TrevorWinnegge PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS.  Your may recognize the name, Trevor is a frequent commenter here on this website.  Trevor has been practicing PT for over 8 years. He graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelors in PT and a master of science degree. He also graduated from Temple University with a D ... Read on »
Complicated Health Insurance Policies Drive the Portal Business to New Levels and Creates Millionaires In The Process With Algor by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 8:16pm We would all like at some point in time to have simpler and easier to navigate insurance policies to choose from but with the way the business has built upon itself, that doesn’t look like it will any kind of reality in the future as it would stand to put a lot of “portal people” out of business instead of having consumer friendly models.  The ... Read on »