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NEJM Article On Ending Breast Cancer Screening Programs Incomplete And Should Concern American Women

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) agree with statements by Andorno and Jüni, in their recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), that women need clear information with which to discuss mammography with their doctor.  Unfortunately, the NEJM article failed to meet this standard. The [...]

Nationwide Event: Safely Dispose Unused Medications on April 26, 2014

Americans spend nearly $1,100 per person on prescription and over-the-counter medications every year, and much of it is left in cabinets, drawers, or forgotten. “Unused medication should not be left sitting around the house for several reasons,” says Amy Tiemeier, PharmD, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. “It could [...]

Researchers Pioneer Telemedicine Training For Rural Parents Of Children With Autism

In 2004 University of Kansas researchers Linda Heitzman-Powell and Jay Buzhardt had the bold idea of training parents of children with autism to use an intervention based on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help them increase their children’s independent skills and reduce problem behaviors. What’s more, the training would be rigorous, and [...]

Study Shows Brand/Type Of Helmet And Mouthguard May Not Significantly Reduce Risk Of Sport-Related Concussion In High School Football Players

Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, a sports medicine physician and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present, “Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players: Effect of Helmets, Mouthguards, Previous Concussions, Years Playing Experience” last week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for [...]

Antibiotics Alone Are A Successful Treatment For Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis In Children

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. The research, led by a team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, is the [...]