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UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care Offers New Risk Assessment Program

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Two means of assessing a woman's risk of developing breast cancer Ø one for the general population and one for women with a family history of the disease Ø are being offered through a new program in the UT Southwestern Center for Breast Care.

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22-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Expert on Touch Therapy

Nova Southeastern University

A massage can be like medicine. That's according to Dr. Tiffany Field, Dean of the Mailman Family and School Center at Nova Southeastern University. She also oversees the university's newly established Touch Research Institute and Wellness Center.

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22-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Health Care on Cruise Ships Not Sufficient

Nova Southeastern University

Travelers need to be aware of the limitiations of cruise-ship health care just as they would be aware of health-care problems in foreign countries.

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22-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Having Gay Friends Improves Medical Students' Attitudes on Homosexuality

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

Knowing someone who is gay or lesbian and having knowledge about homosexuality can improve medical students' attitudes toward gay men and lesbians, reports a study published in the current issue of the Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

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21-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Study Links Trans Unsaturated Fats to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

"Butter is not better than margarine." That is the assertion of Tim Byers, MD, MPH, of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in an editorial accompanying a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study links trans unsaturated fats to increased risk of heart disease.

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21-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Nation's Top Specialists on Prevention and Treatment of Women's Cancers To Meet February 7-11, 1998 in Orlando, Florida

Society of Gynecologic Oncology

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) is a non-profit, international organization of obstetricians-gynecologists who specialize in treating women with cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva and fallopian tubes. These women's healthcare specialists have extensive training in providing gynecologic cancer care to women, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other innovative approaches that enhance patient care.

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21-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Cosmetic surgeons should use computer imaging as communication tool, no sales pitch

Stanford University School of Medicine

By manipulating people's facial features on computer images, doctors can help patients envision the results of cosmetic surgery. But what if the surgical results differ from those on the screen? Does computer imaging tend to raise false hopes and invite malpractice suits?

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21-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Nov. 20 Episode of "ER" is Real-life Drama for Today's Medical Librarians

Public Communications (PCI)

Doctors on NBC Television's hit medical drama ER solve a mysterious diagnosis using an Internet search on the Nov. 20 episode. But using the Internet to research health topics and diseases isn't just a story line on a television show. In fact, one out of three Internet users is seeking health and medical information online.

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21-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Grapefruit Juice Used to Squeeze More Out of Medications

University of Michigan

Researchers, led by a team from the University of Michigan Medical Center, have isolated a pair of substances in grapefruit juice that cause greater absorption of certain drugs in the human body. The key lies in the interaction between the grapefruit juice and an enzyme found in the small intestine.

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21-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Study Examines Removing A Portion Of The Skull

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The Cleveland Clinic will lead a multicenter study examining a controversial surgical procedure for stroke patients with severe brain swelling -- removing a portion of the skull to relieve the buildup of pressure.

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20-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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