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“Watchful waiting” may be best approach for prostate cancer

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Washington — To treat or not to treat has long been a puzzle in prostate cancer, with studies lending support to both options. Now comes a new, large study of older men with early-stage cancer that points to “watchful waiting” rather than treatment as the better option for this population.

The study, presented Feb. 14 at the 2008 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, found that a conservative approach that included monitoring for increasing levels of prostate-specific antigen and other signs of the cancer’s growth was a successful strategy for the majority of the older men studied who had stage I or stage II prostate cancer.

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Blood Testing to Treat Mood Disorders

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Blood testing for mood disorders may help the medical community come up with better treatments for the conditions.

Currently, there are no blood tests for mood disorders. And relying on patients to rate the severity of their symptoms and on the clinicians’ impression may limit the chances of effective treatment and new drug development.

Researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine instead propose a new way to help identify blood biomarkers to help determine mood state.

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New Treatment for Heart Arrhythmias

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — One moment you feel fine. The next, your heart is racing at almost double the pace. Atrial fibrillation affects more than two million Americans. Although it is the most common arrhythmia, medicines for the condition only work about half the time. Now, researchers are testing a new tool that may help put a patient’s heart back on track.

 

Fifty-six year old Tom Calvaresi is the driving force behind his family winery. So when his heart started feeling funny, he didn’t ignore it.

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Survey: Patients harmed by anemia drug policy

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Washington — A new Medicare coverage policy on drug treatment for anemic cancer patients is hurting care, according to a survey of doctors released last month.

Ninety-one percent of oncologists and hematologists reported adverse patient events in the 12 weeks after the July 30 implementation of the national coverage determination on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. The poll was sponsored by U.S. Oncology, which funds, develops, and helps manage 443 cancer centers in 39 states. It surveyed 307 physicians from Nov. 26, 2007, to Dec. 11, 2007. The organization limited the number of affiliated physicians involved in the poll to 20% of all respondents.

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Say Goodbye to Wrinkles With CO2

Friday, February 15th, 2008

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Carbon dioxide gets a lot flack. It’s a culprit responsible for the growing hole in our ozone layer, leading to skin cancer, climate change and global warming. But CO2 has a surprising new role: reducing wrinkles and clearing up acne scars!

Trials of a new carbon dioxide-based fractional laser are underway at two medical centers in the United States. The laser — recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — is designed to treat facial wrinkles and acne scarring, alleviating dark pigmentation, and other conditions that the centers are investigating before making the laser widely available.

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Predicting Protstate Cancer Recurrence

Friday, February 15th, 2008

(Ivanhoe Newswire) Currently, pathology reports and PSA levels are all that doctors have to predictor whether a man’s prostate cancer will spread or come back. New research done at the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute has uncovered a biomarker that can significantly improve on what’s available.

Dr. Joshua Alumakal, MD conducted a study on men with localized prostate caner examining DNA and a gene modification process called methylation in which tumor suppressing genes like CDH13 are turned off. With the tumor-suppressing gene turned off, there is nothing to put the brakes on cell growth and spread. 

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Georgia Blues plan sued under any-willing-provider law

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Georgia physicians are fighting what they say is an illegal attempt by the state Blues to shut some doctors out of the health plan’s HMO network in violation of the state’s so-called any-willing-provider law.

Most states have such laws, which generally prohibit managed care entities from excluding doctors from their panels as long as the physicians meet the plan’s criteria and are willing to accept its terms. But doctors say BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia’s refusal to include some of Northeast Georgia Cancer Care LLC’s oncologists in its HMO plan is putting patient care at stake.

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Space Age Dental Scan

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Space Age Dental Scan


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Senate to act on Indian Health Service funding

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Washington — The Senate is poised to vote on new funding for the Indian Health Service that includes plans to combat a doctor shortage. But President Bush says he would veto it over cost and Medicaid documentation concerns.

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2007 would authorize $35 billion from 2008 through 2017 for the IHS. The bill would establish doctor retention and recruitment bonuses of up to $25,000 and fund demonstration programs to recruit new physicians to the IHS. The agency’s physician vacancy rate is currently 13%. The measure also would:

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Kinds Of Arthritis

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

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