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Nearly 1 In 5 Women Who Undergo Hysterectomy May Not Need The Procedure

Dr. Daniel Morgan, University of Michigan
Source: University of Michigan Health System

A new University of Michigan-led study of nearly 3,400 women in Michigan shows that one in five who underwent a hysterectomy may not have needed it. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that alternatives to hysterectomy are being underused and that treatment guidelines are often not followed. An [...]

Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products Could Taint Swimming Pools

A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects.
Source: © Riza / Fotolia

A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects. Chlorination is used primarily to prevent pathogenic microorganisms from growing. Previous research has shown that many constituents of urine including urea, uric acid, and amino [...]

49 Percent Of Patients Withhold Clinically Sensitive Information

Spencer Kohn is one of the Clemson researchers who designed this user interface that allowed patients to control how and to whom their medical data were shared.
Source: Clemson University

In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical records from some or all of their health care providers. This is the key finding of a new study by researchers from Clemson University, the Regenstrief [...]

CDC Grant To Create Network For Young Breast Cancer Survivors In Southern States

UAB School of Nursing associate dean for research Karen Meneses is the principal investigator for the Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Network. Meneses says resources like the YBCSN and the Gulf South Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network are important to maintain the quality of life for survivors and their families.
Source: UAB News

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing has been named a partner in a five-year, $2.24 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant that will create the Gulf South Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network to help young survivors receive the support they need. UAB joins the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs [...]

3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection In Dense Breasts

A malignancy easily missed on 2-D mammography was clearly seen on 3-D mammography.
Source: RSNA

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts. Breasts are considered dense if they have a [...]

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