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The Washington Post has published a story about a retired nurse who suffered years of side effects from a surgery to remove her gallbladder. The surgeon incorrectly modified her liver, resulting in an odd side effect of significant itching. Years of scans were misread until a specialist recognized the symptoms…

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When cancer is suspected, oncologists will often order a CT scan of the area to determine how to proceed diagnostically. Finding tumors early is key to implementing a treatment protocol that results in the best possible prognosis, and a properly performed CT scan provides meaningful information to the physician. When…

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Reading between the lines is important when looking at the news. What is presented as positive often attempts to hide a negative that has existed for too long. That is the case with new research from the University of California San Francisco regarding radiation doses for people undergoing CT scans….

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The smaller newspapers have started to notice. Though the Wall Street Journal and New York Times aren’t trumpeting it from their front pages, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore the damage done by CT scan radiation. The Ames Tribute recently ran a story about a woman who was…

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Consumer Reports has finally addressed a long-standing problem within the medical field. For too many years, doctors have ordered a large number of CT scans for a wide variety of potential conditions. This type of scan, though useful from a diagnostic perspective, is not without risks, including the fact that…

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You only have to look away for one second. You’re doing everything right to childproof your house. You have protectors in every light socket, every cabinet secured, and child gates keeping your kid from any dangerous part of the house. Your cleaning supplies are kept on a high shelf in…

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