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  • Study Finds Radiation Risk For Patients
    Study Finds Radiation Risk For Patients

    According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, over 4 million Americans are exposed to high doses of radiation from medical imaging studies. Nearly one-half million Americans ...

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  • Government Study's Findings About The Prevalence Of Hospital-Based Infections Called
    Government Study's Findings About The Prevalence Of Hospital-Based Infections Called "Astonishing"

    Read More About Government Study's Findings About The Prevalence Of Hospital-Based Infections Called "Astonishing"...

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  • New Study Offers Reminder to Parents to Secure Medications at Home
    New Study Offers Reminder to Parents to Secure Medications at Home

    A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds parents about the importance of securing medications in the home, and adhering to dosing recommendations. Focusing only on the ...

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  • Studies Call Into Question Value Of Prostate Screening Test
    Studies Call Into Question Value Of Prostate Screening Test

    The PSA blood test is a screening test that measures a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. The test is used to screen patients for the possible presence of cancer in the prostate. The ...

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  • FDA Panel Recommends Lowering Daily Dose Of Acetaminophen
    FDA Panel Recommends Lowering Daily Dose Of Acetaminophen

    An FDA panel of 37 experts studying the use of medications containing acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a painkiller medication, most commonly found in drugs such as Tylenol, Vicodin and Percocet. ...

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  • Patient Follow-up Is Vital
    Patient Follow-up Is Vital

    This week a number of news organization ran stories about how frequently physicians fail to inform patients about abnormal tests results. The New York Times reported on research finding that over 7% ...

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