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Breast Imaging for Pain is Not Useful

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  Women witlh breast pain who receive imaging as part of their evaluation undergo additional testing with mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs are often biopsied. However, they do not benefit according to a Boston University School of Medicine study published in March of 2012 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Pain is rarely a presenting symptom...

Health Medicine Center: Breast Thermography

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
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How Safe are X-rays?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
Doctors rely on x-rays in a lot for diagnostic purposes. They do a lot of very good things, particularly in trauma situations.  They can tell us if something is fractured, or if there is an organ that is ruptured, or if there is some bleeding internally. They are not necessarily all that safe, and there are a lot of complications from x-rays that we need...

Infrared Light For Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
The story of how Dr. Len discovered infrared light therapy and how it works is shared. The role of infrared imaging during treatment is discussed and its application in integrative medicine reviewed. Its mechanism of action is explained.          

Molecular Breast Imaging for Breast Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
A novel new test is described that has not yet come into clinical practice that takes up a radioactive dye that puts out gamma rays. It is accurate but obviously has dangers related to radiation exposure. This is a potential way of screening women with dense breasts (fibrocystic breasts). Mammograms are not either an accurate or sensitive test in women with...

Preview, Infrared Light for Backpain

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
The story of how Dr. Len discovered infrared light therapy and how it works is shared. The role of infrared imaging during treatment is discussed and its application in integrative medicine reviewed. Its mechanism of action is explained.

Training Program for Residents Improves Empathy

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Medical residents lose their empathy for patients over time according to an article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. However, they can regain some of this by taking a short course in empathy that rescusitates this feeling that they had when they went into medicine. Part of this is because of the "scientific" emphasis of their training and...

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