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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.”
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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