Test Finds 3X More Breast Tumors & Why It’s Not Available to You

Working with a team of physicists, Dr. Deborah Rhodes developed a new nuclear medicine technique for tumor detection called MBI (Molecular Breast Imaging). It’s three times as effective as traditional mammograms for women with dense breast tissue and uses a third the compression force.

mammogram vs mbi3The life-saving implications are stunning. So why haven’t we heard of it? Rhodes shares the story behind the tool’s creation, and the web of politics and economics that keep it from mainstream use.

Watch Dr. Rhodes’ compelling TED Conference talk on evox Television.

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Support America’s Families

Support Our Wounded WarriorsOn this Memorial Day weekend, here’s a way to remember and honor the brave men and women who protect us and our freedom. Their special sacrifices and hardships enable us to do what we do everyday. The Fisher House program supports America’s military in their time of need.

Per their website…Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

Currently, there are 54 Fisher Houses located on 21 military installations and 17 VA medical centers. Twelve more houses are under construction or in design.

To help our seriously wounded soldiers during their long road of recovery, click here to donate online or call 1-888-294-8560.

ER’s for Baby Boomers

Senior emergency centers are more private and have a specially trained staff

There’s a new trend popping up in hospital emergency rooms — a special area zoned just for seniors. Unlike the chaotic environment of modern ER’s that are more equipped to handle gunshot wounds, car accidents and other crises, these senior emergency centers are calmer and more nurturing.

Nurses and doctors receive special training in geriatrics and are more aware of senior issues. They not only treat the acute problem, but are trained to uncover underlying problems — everything from depression or dementia to a home that’s full of tripping hazards.   Continue reading “ER’s for Baby Boomers”

Medical Write-off Rules Worth Knowing

It pays to know what expenses are deductible.

With tax season now here, accountants are saying that many people think they don’t have enough medical bills to get them over the 7.5% deduction hurdle. To enjoy the maximum write-off, these experts advise that you know exactly what qualifies as a medical expense deduction.

For example, did you know that your mileage, parking fees and tolls for trips to the doctor, dentist and pharmacy are deductible? As are TV and telephone adapters for the hearing impaired? And that the cost of meals at a hospital are deductible if you’re there to get medical care?   Continue reading “Medical Write-off Rules Worth Knowing”

Men’s Health Awareness Month

If you aren’t already aware, June is Men’s Health and Cancer Awareness Month.  It was designated in 1994 to encourage early detection and treatment of disease.  Routine health screenings and diagnostic tests can save the lives of both men and boys.  In the U.S., over five million men have been diagnosed with some form of cancer.  Prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancers most often affect men.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more men die from cancer, heart disease, injuries, stroke and diabetes than women.  However, they are half as likely to go to the doctor for annual exams and preventive care.   Recommended screening tests (previous blog entry):  How to Stay Healthy if You’re a Man.

Continue reading “Men’s Health Awareness Month”