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Monitoring Radiation Exposure And Risk

Many people talk about the use of unnecessary tests and problems with radiation exposure. But where did this information come from?

01/10/2014

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Medical Tests Lead To Too Much Exposure To Radiation

We are a nation that likes our medical tests but there is a big problem that can occur – too much exposure to radiation.

09/18/2013

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Goggles To Diagnose Strokes

We often have to do CT scans or MRIs to check for strokes but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have a much more simple bedside alternative.

03/13/2013

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Medical Testing

There are two types of tests that doctors can order to either screen for conditions or diagnose a problem or illness.

12/17/2012

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A New Resource For Medical Information

The American College of Physicians is teaming up with Consumer Reports to provide medical information regarding important medical topics that affect many of us.

04/24/2012

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New Study Shows CT Scans Can Save Smokers’ Lives

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that CT scans can save the lives of heavy smokers.

07/10/2011

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New Study Looks At CT Scan Use In Children

A new report in the journal ‘Pediatrics’ says doctors should spend more time evaluating a patient to see if a CT scan is needed.

05/09/2011

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

It is called transcranial direct current stimulation and researchers are using the technique to look at and control the activity of specific brain regions.

02/16/2011

Test Questions

In our medical world we have dozens of tests that we can order at any time. This is a great weapon in patient care but it can also be a problem.

01/21/2011

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