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Leader in radiation oncology Howard Sandler, MD, gives a state-of-the-art update on prostate cancer: from screening to diagnosis and treatment options. http://ow.ly/vF1eG
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We are celebrating Lab Week by honoring our Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: Named the 2014 Lab of the Year by the magazine Medical Laboratory Observer. Please help us recognize our outstanding team!
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What’s the best way for nurses encourage their patients to participate in clinical studies? BJ Rimel, MD, explains how a new initiative, Research for Her, can arm nurses with the information they need to be an advocate for clinical research. http://ow.ly/vF0ZB
Up to 40% of cancer clinical studies go unfilled or are closed early because there are not enough participants. Here's what you can do to help.
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Due to a bone condition in his foot, Matthew Leonardi, 19, almost lost his dance career before it began. Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD, rescued his career by surgically removing a small foot bone that can trip up a dancer. http://ow.ly/vF0Ex
Matthew Leonardi was well on his way to an impressive ballet career when a rare and mysterious ankle injury almost ended it.
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New research suggests that patients with locally advanced prostate cancer may extend their life by combining antiandrogen therapy and radiation. Howard Sandler, MD, discusses the latest research. http://ow.ly/uNT2r
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What group is the secret weapon in healthcare? #Pathologists! Happy #LabWeek to our dept., named 2014 Lab of Year!
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Changes in the eye could serve as an indicator for early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD, and Alexander Ljubimov, PhD, explain the science behind the discovery. http://ow.ly/vF17U
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Do you have an upcoming annual check-up scheduled with your primary care #physician? Make sure you’re equipped with the best questions so you get the most out of your time with your doctor. http://ow.ly/vF0Ps
Knowing how to talk to your doctor could set you on the road to a healthier year - here's how to ace your yearly exam.
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Ora K. Gordon, MD, discusses the importance of women undergoing genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer, particularly if they are at high risk for the diseases. Her comments come in a story about actress Angelina Jolie, who underwent a double mastectomy last year after tests revealed that she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation. (The article begins on page 28) http://ow.ly/uNT81
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Hand hygiene is one of the most effective weapons against illness. That’s why we have focused on increasing hand hygiene compliance from 70 percent to 95 percent. http://ow.ly/uNSVD
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