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Breast, Imaging, Radiology, Digital, Mammography, MQSA, Ultrasound, MRI

Tipsheet from Society for Breast Imaging Postgraduate Course

Highlights of the Society for Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology's jointly sponsored postgraduate course in Boston May 26-29: 1- mandatory accreditation, 2- ductal cancer in situ, 3- mammogram interpretation, 4- breast cancer diagnosis with computers, 5- nonmammographic detection, 6- intervention and treatment, 7- digital mammography, 8- screening mammography.

Medicine

Kidney, Rejection, Dialysis, High, PRA, Rescue, Antibodies

New Procedure Makes a Successful Transplant Possible

Six critically ill people on kidney dialysis have been able to receive a kidney transplant and a new chance at life thanks to a procedure at the University of Maryland Medical Center that cleansed their blood of harmful rejection antibodies.

Science

Monarch, Butterflies, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Bacillus, Thuringiensis, CORN, Pollen

Engineered corn can kill monarch butterflies

An increasingly popular commercial corn, genetically engineered to produce a bacterial toxin to protect against corn pests, has an unwanted side effect: Its pollen kills monarch butterfly larvae in laboratory tests, according to a report by Cornell University researchers.

Medicine

Oncology, ASCO, Prostate, Cancer, Medicare, Esophageal, Brain

Tip Sheet from Johns Hopkins Oncology Center

This tip sheet highlights research news from Johns Hopkins that are either the subject of presentations or ongoing issues that provide context for presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Life

Education

Walter Mondale to speak May 23 at St. Olaf

Former U.S. Vice President and ambassador to Japan Walter F. Mondale will be guest speaker at St. Olaf College's 110th annual commencement Sunday, May 23.

Life

Education

Vanderbilt, Commencement

Vanderbilt Commencement

Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt urged the Classes of 1999 to commit themselves to "enlightenment" in the form of knowledge, new ideas and service to others. In his farewell remarks during Commencement ceremonies on May 14, Wyatt described the shared sense of community, purpose and vision that characterizes a Vanderbilt education.

Medicine

Allergy, Pollen, Forecast, Web, Site, Allegra, Allergies

"Virtual" Allergy Relief Is in "Site!"

Hoechst Marion Roussel, maker of Allegra(r) (fexofenadine hydrochloride), announces the expansion of its Pollen Forecast available at allegra.com. Spanning the entire country, this expanded Web site offers forecasting for 100 United States cities, providing allergy sufferers across the nation with the information they need to help control their allergies, right at their fingertips.

Medicine

Psychiatry, Psychiatric, Psychiatrist, Medicine, Medication, Health, Military, Veteran

APA Applauds VA's Commitment to Safe, High-Quality Health Care

Responding to the APAís leadership, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) withdrew a proposed regulatory threat that would have allowed patient medications to be prescribed by non-physicians. The proposed regulation would have usurped existing state laws and compromised the quality of health care provided to veterans.

Medicine

Psychiatric, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Medicine, Brain, Behavior

Kentucky Psychiatrist to Lead American Psychiatric Association

Allan Tasman, M.D. of Louisville, KY, will take over the presidency of the 40,000 member American Psychiatric Association at the conclusion of the APAís 152nd Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 20, 1999. He succeeds Rodrigo Munoz, M.D., of San Diego, CA.

Medicine

Seroquel, Quetiapine, Fumarate, Survey, SIDE, Effects, Antipsychotic, Schziophrenia

Survey Shows Different Views on Treatment Side Effects

Although doctors identify antipsychotic treatment side effects as cause for noncompliance, a survey presented at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting finds that doctors frequently underestimate the prevalence of the problem.







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