Archive: 01/23/2012

Too many tests? Routine checks getting second look

Recent headlines offered a fresh example of how the health care system subjects people to too many medical tests - this time research showing millions of older women don't need their bones checked for osteoporosis nearly ...

Jan 23, 2012
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Powerful people feel taller than they are

After the huge 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the chairman of BP referred to the victims of the spill as the "small people." He explained it as awkward word choice by a non-native speaker of English, but the authors ...

Jan 23, 2012
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New tool enhances view of muscles

Simon Fraser University associate professor James Wakeling is adding to the arsenal of increasingly sophisticated medical imaging tools with a new signal-processing method for viewing muscle activation details that have never ...

Jan 23, 2012
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Researchers quantify muscle soreness

Quantifying how sore a person is after a long workout is a challenge for doctors and researchers, but scientists from Loma Linda and Asuza Pacific Universities think they may have figured it out. Their research ...

Jan 23, 2012
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Rate of physician referrals nearly doubled

Physician referral rates in the United States doubled between 1999 and 2009, a new study finds, an increase that likely contributes to the rising costs of health care.

Jan 23, 2012
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