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Largest study to examine EMR-assisted mammogram reminder program

Reminder program dramatically increases mammography rates

July 14, 2009 (Portland, Ore.) – One in eight women develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. Although regular mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 percent and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screenings every 1-2...

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Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging can reduce hospital costs for suspected MI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For low-risk emergency department patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome, acute nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has the potential to safely reduce the number of hospital admissions and to lower overall...

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PPI therapy induces rebound symptoms when discontinued

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Proton pump inhibitor therapy can induce acid-related symptoms in healthy adults after drug withdrawal, according to the results of a randomized, placebo-controlled study appearing in the July issue of Gastroenterology. ...