Posts written by James Bartel

Ultrasound Screening Can Spot Problems Before You Have Symptoms - Without Radiation!

How Often Do Mammograms Lead to False Positive Diagnoses?

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Estimates suggest that 17 percent of D.C.I.S. cases found through needle biopsy (often the next step after a mammogram detects a mass) are misdiagnosed. The New York Times also reported on several other concerning findings about the frequency of misdiagnosis: A 2006 study by Susan… Continue reading

The Dangers Of Mammography

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Ionizing Radiation The first problem with mammograms is that they use ionizing radiation at a relatively high dose, which in and of itself can contribute to the development of breast cancer. Mammograms expose your body to radiation that can be 1,000 times greater than that… Continue reading

Breast Cancer And Problems With Mammograms

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A Lions HealthFirst Foundation Special Alert Breast Cancer – Mistakes Millions Of Women Make A new study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that increased awareness and improved treatments rather than mammograms are the main force in reducing the breast cancer death… Continue reading

Get Your Medical Questions Answered

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Get answers to your medical or health related questions from a Lions HealthFirst board-certified physician. While common sense says you can’t stop the aging process, you can take steps to preserve your health and improve your quality of life. Are you… Continue reading

An Important Message For Parents With Sons Or Daughters Entering College

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Getting a college education is one of the most stress-producing times in the lives of these young adults. Just look at the numbers: according to an article in US News and World Report, “30% of college and university students drop out after their first year;… Continue reading