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The Global Summit on International Breast Health, Following ASCO

Written by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:49.

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the fourth biennial BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, bringing together collaborating national and international organizations to address the optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries. The theme for the 2010 Summit is “Optimizing Health Care Delivery.”

Preventing AIDS Deaths in Blacks

Written by Rebecca Nuttall on Friday, 12 March 2010 12:30.

(NNPA) – Although the number of HIV infections is growing at an alarming rate throughout the Black community, African-American women are the group most disproportionately affected. While representing only 12 percent of the U.S. female population, they account for 61 percent of all new HIV infections among women.


Accelerated Radiation Therapy Reduces Toxicity in Patients with Advanced Head and Neck Cancers

Written by ASTRO on Friday, 26 February 2010 01:23.

Using an accelerated, shorter course of radiation therapy for patients with advanced head and neck cancer allows doctors to reduce the amount of chemotherapy, thus reducing toxicity, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM.


Special Issue of Business Horizons Focuses on Healthcare and Life Sciences Issues

Written by Indiana University on Friday, 26 February 2010 00:44.

A special issue of Business Horizons, a bimonthly journal published by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, in partnership with Elsevier, will focus on issues central to healthcare and life sciences.


Heartache to Heartbreak -- How to Recognize a Heart Attack, Or Avoid One All Together

Written by Pennsylvania Medical Society on Monday, 15 February 2010 09:53.

Not everyone who suffers a heart attack clutches their chest and falls to the floor. “I woke up and felt like a pill was stuck in my throat,” says Betsy, a 68-year-old patient from Upper Providence. “I was taking antibiotics at the time and really didn’t think much of it,” she adds. “So I tried drinking water and when the “stuck” feeling didn’t go away after 45 minutes, I thought something might be wrong.”


Diabetes Prevention: What You Need to Know

Written by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Monday, 15 February 2010 09:45.

diabetes and minoritiesThe American Diabetes Association reports that there are a staggering 57 million people in the United States living with pre-diabetes, a condition that often has no symptoms, but if left untreated has the potential to cause type 2 diabetes and other severe consequences.

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