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May 4, 2009

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Online CE: Colon cancer screening: Recommendations and barriers to patient participation

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is estimated that less than half of adults older than 50 are screened for colon cancer. Primary care provider (PCP) recommendations can influence a patient's decision to participate in screening. Additional research is needed to establish an effective dialogue between patients and PCPs, and to develop appropriate tools to increase participation in colon cancer screening. Advanced practice nurses and nurse researchers can play a vital role in improving colon cancer screening among patients. Earn 2.0 Contact Hours. More


Official Says H1N1 Vaccine Will be Ready By Fall

According to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a flu vaccine for the new strain of H1N1 virus as well as seasonal flu will be ready for autumn. More

Cryptosporidiosis under-recognized in the elderly

Cryptosporidiosis--an illness characterized by diarrhea, fever, and chills--appears to be under-reported in the U.S. elderly population, Massachusetts-based researchers report. More

FDA, CDC: Don't eat raw alfalfa sprouts
The FDA and the CDC are advising people not to eat raw alfalfa sprouts after at least 31 people were sickened by Salmonella Saintpaul infection. Those cases have occurred in six states: Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia. More

Eating well-done meat may increase pancreatic cancer risk
Eating charred, well-done meat on a regular basis may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 60%, according to findings from a University of Minnesota study presented this week at the annual American Association of Cancer Research meeting in Denver, Colo. More
Surprising new treatment for childhood eczema
Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered powerful relief in the form of diluted beach baths. It's a cheap, simple and safe treatment that drastically improves the rash as well as reduces flare-ups of eczema, which affects 17% of school-age children. More
Circumcision can reduce AIDS risk, study shows
Circumcision does not decrease a man's sexual pleasure or function, but it does help reduce his risk of contracting the AIDS virus and suffering a penile injury, according to two new studies. More
How Proper Documentation May Reduce Your Lawsuit Risk
Good documentation can help you defend yourself in a malpractice lawsuit, and it can also keep you out of court in the first place. You have to make sure it's complete, correct, and timely. If it's not, it could be used against you in a lawsuit. Download the Special Report Now
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