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Article ID: 7077

Mammography Quality Law Has National Implications

University of Michigan

According to a new analysis, Michigan's strict mammography regulations, enacted in 1989 and beefed up in 1994, improved the quality of mammograms and did not limit access to the cancer-screening procedure. These findings are significant beyond Michigan's borders, because federal mammography standards have been enacted which closely mirror the Michigan model.

Released:
8-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 7071

Report Urges Supplemental Folic Acid For Women of Childbearing Age

Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

Recognizing the importance of generous intakes of folic acid in the prevention of neural tube birth defects, the Institute of Medicine today released a report urging that women of childbearing age should routinely consume supplemental folic acid.

Released:
8-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7068

New Test Helps Find Cancers in Dense Breasts

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Radiologists now have a new diagnostic tool to find cancers in dense breasts, when mammography is not as effective.

Released:
7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7067

Computers Help Radiologists Find Breast Cancers

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Computers can help mammographers make a more accurate breast cancer diagnosis, according to an international study. The study was presented April 18 at the American College of Radiology's 28th National Conference on Breast Cancer, held in Washington, DC.

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7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7066

Ultrasound is useful in Diagnosing Hard to See Breast Cancers

American College of Radiology (ACR)

A new study shows that ultrasound is a useful tool in detecting lobular carcinoma, a type of breast cancer that is difficult to see on a mammogram. The results of the study were presented April 18 at the American College of Radiology's 28th National Conference on Breast Cancer, held in Washington DC April 18-21

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7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7065

New Use for MRI Helps Determine if Breast Cancer has Spread

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Rapid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can effectively determine whether breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body, a Yale University study has found. The results of the pilot study were presented at the American College of Radiology's 28th National Conference on Breast Cancer, held in Washington DC April 18-21.

Released:
7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7064

Male hormone linked to hypertension in older men

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Castrated male rats had kidney function as good as female rats in a study at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) leading a scientist to link the male hormone tetosterone to the increased rate of high blood pressure and kidney disease in older males. Men, as they age, suffer from high blood pressure and kidney disease more than women.

Released:
7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 7062

ANA Offers Interview Opportunities with Experts on Children's Health in the Schools

American Nurses Association (ANA)

American Nurses Association will offer reporters opportunities from Mon., April 27, thru Fri., May 1, to interview registered nurses who serve on the front line of delivering health care to America's children nationwide. How safe from injury and illness are America's children during half their waking hours, spent at school?

Released:
7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 7061

Bright Beginnings Increases Outreach to New Haven's Young Mothers

Yale University School of Medicine

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has awarded a $50,000 grant for Bright Beginnings to expand a volunteer-based support program for inner-city women and their babies. Bright Beginnings strives to improve the well being of mothers and infants by mentoring mothers to encourage good health care and parenting.

Released:
7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 7060

Beef Can Help Prevent America's Number One Nutrition Deficiency

National Cattlemen's Beef Association

An essential step toward preventing iron deficiency is to consume a diet containing plenty of readily-absorbable iron-rich foods such as red meat, poultry or fish.

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7-Apr-1998 12:00 AM EDT

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