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It looks as though we may be on the losing side in the fight against breast cancer.  The US Preventative Services Task Force on Mammography made a decision based on decades-old data which will turn the clock back 30 years when it comes to our breast health and the early...
Putting Patients First
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital has been utilizing AromaTabs for quite some time.  We have found them very beneficial and we have even had patient's positively comment on their usage in our Patient Satisfaction Surveys.  Some of the comments included: "It was a nice touch and...
Putting Patients First
There is a nervous tension or unease that seems to permeate waiting rooms. Everyone is there for a different reason, but everyone is also there for some form of diagnostic. My last mammogram was just a routine screening, and I did not expect to feel any level...
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I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE! As I was writing this blog regarding my disbelief about the misrepresentation of CT Imaging on a recent segment aired on CBS this Morning on January 27, 2015, Sean Reilly, publisher of Imaging Technology News, posted “Where have all the Cowboys...
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Imagine a world where orthopedists were tasked with establishing the level of care necessary for people who had heart attacks. Or podiatrists were put in charge of setting guidelines for infertility treatments. Or pediatricians determined how and when elderly patients...
Putting Patients First
We've been writing a lot about the patient experience lately - a topic trending in healthcare circles primarily of the role patient satisfaction surveys play in reimbursement for services. Because satisfaction is now a metric, it's easy to see how providers can fall...
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Having just come off of Designer Handbag Bingo, a huge fundraising initiative that I chair to raise money for the future purchase of a breast tomosynthesis unit for The Beekley Center for Breast Health and Wellness at Bristol Hospital; I finally had a minute to breathe....
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"I'm on my way to get an MRI and I'm already freaking out!"  So began a friend's Facebook status last week. It didn't take long for the engagement to begin: "Didn't they give you a tranquilizer?"  "You should definitely ask them to sedate you!" "OMG I hate those things!...
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According to Dictionary.com the word “dense” doesn’t sound all that appealing. However, with the game-changing technology of 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, being “dense” should be seen as something special, so much so, that states are enacting laws focused on women...