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Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Although I usually refrain from writing columns linked to national health observances, I believe that Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, in March, is too important to ignore. There are simply too many people who are still getting and dying from this preventable disease because they failed to get screened for it, including people without excuses like… Read More »

Cardiovascular Comorbidity Screening Should Be Conducted in COPD With Obesity

January 16, 2019 Share this content: Obesity is most prevalent in patients with COPD GOLD I and GOLD II stages. In obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular and metabolic comorbidities, particularly hypertension and diabetes, are highly prevalent, and active screening for these disorders should be a priority among healthcare professionals who treat… Read More »

IT error wrongly attributed to breast screening incident in England, review finds

Thousands of women in England were “warned unnecessarily” that they did not receive an invitation to a final routine breast screening in an incident believed to have been caused by an IT error, according to an independent review released this month. Back in May, then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt told Parliament… Read More »