Part 1 of 3, Prediabetes: A serious wake up call for health
Friday, 14 December 2012 10:33
Nicole Winbush MD
This article is the first in a three-part series about prediabetes. This articles reviews the increasingly common health condition of prediabetes and describes how you can find out if you have or are at risk for this condition. Subsequent articles will address common misconceptions about prediabetes and action steps that we can take as individuals and as communities to prevent and reverse this condition.
Minnesota embraces nationwide education campaign to improve x-ray safety, medical imaging technology
Friday, 07 December 2012 10:15
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is the first state health agency in the country to endorse a pair of coordinated, nationwide education campaigns aimed at improving the safety of x-rays and other medical imaging technology.
Monday, 03 December 2012 14:09
The National Cancer Institute
First, the bad news. Lung cancer kills more African Americans than any other type of cancer. And African Americans have higher rates of lung cancer than white Americans: for example, from 2003 to 2007, African American men had a 23 percent higher rate of new lung cancer diagnoses than white men. African Americans also have a lower five-year relative survival rate than whites. Furthermore, some studies have shown that African Americans with early-stage disease are less likely than whites to receive surgery, which offers the best chance for a cure.