Tag Archives: screening

Colorectal cancer screening before age 50?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is strong evidence that screening for CRC with colonoscopy, other visual exams, or stool-based tests can reduce CRC mortality. As a result, several expert organizations have long recommended regular CRC screening for US adults ages 50 to 75. In… Read More »

First states to expand Medicaid saw larger screening rate increases

A new study examining Medicaid expansion and cancer screening finds that Washington, D.C. and the five states that first adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than those states that did not expand Medicaid. The study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine estimates that if non-expansion states had experienced the… Read More »

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

However, before routine genetic screening of infants even approaches reality, many questions need answers, including whether genetic sequencing can accurately identify babies who will develop a disease, according to Dr. Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., chairman of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. The committee evaluates scientific evidence and makes recommendations to… Read More »

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

(Reuters Health) – – As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say. After a four-year trial of online pre-race screening and education of non-professional runners in South Africa, rates of overall… Read More »