Next time you have a Mammogram, or need an X-Ray interpreted, bring along a picture of yourself.
Researchers found when a picture of the patient was clipped to their X-Ray scans; the radiologist was more likely to conduct a thorough exam of the images.
For the study, radiologists examined medical images with a patient photo attached, and then re-scanned the same images three months later without the picture.
Researchers found 80 percent of the incidental findings originally detected was not picked up when they were re-examined.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.