NEW TEST FOR  COLORECTAL CANCER HAS HIGHER RATE OF FALSE POSITIVE RESULTS

NEW TEST FOR COLORECTAL CANCER HAS HIGHER RATE OF FALSE POSITIVE RESULTS

A Wisconsin company called Exact Sciences has launched a marketing campaign for its new product, Cologuard®, which it hails as “the breakthrough test for colon cancer screening that’s as easy as going to the bathroom.” Although stool tests have been around for a while, Cologuard® is the first to use a person’s DNA, rather than blood, to spot tumors. The test was approved last August by the Food and Drug Administration. “Exact Read more »
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March 10, 2015
Shedding Light on the Effects of Daylight Saving Time

Shedding Light on the Effects of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time. It’s designed to give us an extra hour of daylight in the evening and more time to enjoy outdoor activities in the spring, summer and fall. The trade off is that we lose an hour of sleep in the spring and gain an hour back in the fall. So what’s the big deal? While experts disagree on the long-term impact, some studies, including one from the University Read more »
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March 10, 2015
Assess Your Heart Attack Risk

Assess Your Heart Attack Risk

The American Heart Association offers an online risk assessment tool to help you discover your 10-year risk of heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease and what you can do about it. Do you know how these controllable risk factors affect your risk of heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome? • smoking • high blood pressure • high blood cholesterol • diabetes • being overweight or obese • physical inactivity It’s essential that you measure your risk of heart disease and make a Read more »
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March 10, 2015
Get Smart about Smart Pain

Get Smart about Smart Pain

They help us stay connected, find the nearest restaurant, stay abreast of weather conditions and give us directions, but can our smartphones and tablets also be a pain in the neck? As a matter of fact, they can – literally. “Smart Pain” or “Text Neck,” as it is sometimes called, is the result of the hunched over posture so common in someone who is texting, surfing the net or emailing Read more »
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March 10, 2015
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