Check Up Archive: November, 2010

Could Information Technology Save American Health Care?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: In some ways, American health care is still in the Stone Age. We are the most technologically advanced society... Read more

Special CT scan catches more lung cancer, saves lives

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WASHINGTON — A special type of CT scan can detect lung cancer early enough to save some lives, the National Cancer Institute announced... Read more

More heart implants may not be better for the elderly

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While implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can prevent sudden cardiac death and reduce overall mortality in younger patients, they... Read more

How pharma could help itself by helping patients

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Excesses notwithstanding, the pharmaceutical industry has often done a good job of creating public awareness... Read more

Fish oil doesn't fight Alzheimer's

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Don’t be shad, but a rigorous new study concludes that DHA fish oil supplements don’t fight Alzheimer’s disease. (Sorry,... Read more

Grandma's drugs: a set-up for tragic poisonings of kids

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: Most people recognize that accidental poisonings in children are a daily occurrence in the US. But you may... Read more

Green tea doesn't cut breast cancer risk

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Even if you glug a gallon of green tea daily, you won’t cut your breast cancer risk, judging from a large Japanese study. Studies in... Read more

Depressed teens recover but half relapse

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Almost all severely depressed adolescents recover with treatment, but about half suffer another crisis within five years. That’s the... Read more