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Physician-signed letters improved screening rates among women overdue for mammograms

September 15, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Carol H. Lee, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, reacts to study results that showed the addition of physician-signed letters to standard postcard reminders considerably improved screening return rates among women who were overdue for mammograms.

TEDMED speaker: Physician transparency a potential curative for patient fear

September 15, 2014
It’s time for physicians to be more transparent with their patients, according to Leana Wen, MD, director of patient-centered research at George Washington…
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Bone mineral density score disparity highlights need to redefine osteoporosis in children

September 15, 2014
Defining pediatric osteoporosis based on lumbar spine-bone mineral density z score may be problematic due to differences in reference databases and variability in…
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Ramucirumab plus FOLFIRI improved OS in metastatic colorectal cancer

September 15, 2014
Ramucirumab plus FOLFIRI in combination with chemotherapy improved overall survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients after progression on a bevacizumab-based…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 2 High Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Physician-signed letters improved screening rates among women overdue for mammograms

September 15, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Carol H. Lee, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, reacts to…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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