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UAMS Breast Cancer Program Accepted into National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

October 31, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Breast Cancer Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been accepted for membership in the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC, a program of the American College of Surgeons, represents a consortium of national professional organizations dedicated to improving of the quality of care and monitoring of […]

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Prostate Cancer Screening in the NEJM

October 31, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The New England Journal of Medicine published a series of articles last week focusing on the controversy surrounding prostate cancer screening. Read the articles from the links below: One Man at a Time — Resolving the PSA Controversy http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1111894?query=featured_home Stratifying Risk — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Prostate-Cancer Screening http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1112140?query=featured_home Screening for Prostate […]

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The Education of Dee Dee Ricks

October 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

And the Beginning of the UAMS Mammovan The Arkansas Cancer Plan lists “access to care” as a key barrier to cancer detection and treatment. Distances, and the means to travel those distances, are a proven indicator as to whether or not someone will be screened for cancer. As a rural and mostly low-income state, where […]

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Poetry and Art Contest

October 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

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New Recommendation for Pap Smears

October 20, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Pap Smears are now being recommended for women every three years, according to the United States Preventive Service Task Force. This decision has received backing from the American Cancer Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Groups had had previously recommended screening annually for sexually active […]

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Senators Urge MLB to Cease Promoting Tobacco

October 20, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Four United States Senators, Richard Durbin, Frank Lautenberg, Tom Harkin and Richard Blumenthal, wrote a letter to the Major League Baseball Players Union to request players no longer use tobacco at games and on camera, where millions of impressionable adolescents are in view of their idol’s habits. View the letter at http://action.tobaccofreekids.org/site/DocServer/MLBPA_World_Series_Tobacco_Letter_2011_10_18_FINAL.doc.pdf?docID=882&autologin=true&AddInterest=1281. The Tobacco Free […]

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Cigarette Smuggling Stealing from States

October 20, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Each state levies its own tax on tobacco, and the rates can range widely. As a result, enterprising criminals are cashing-in on a smuggling trade more profitable than drugs. CBS News reported that smugglers are purchasing bulk quantities of cigarettes in low tax states like Virginia, transporting the tobacco to states that have significantly higher […]

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SOS e-Newsletter

October 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Stamp Out Smoking, a program from the Arkansas Department of Health, issued the following news items through its e-newsletter: Northwest Arkansas Tobacco-Free Coalition Hosts Press Conference SOS Project Prevent TPCP Hosts Visiting Lecturer Dr. Susanne Tanski TPCP and CJRW Conduct Media Training TPCP Hosts Regional Trainings TPCP Receives Mental Health Grant TPCP Launches Systems Training […]

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CLASS Act Deemed Unsustainable by Administration

October 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The White House has determined that the CLASS Act, a program intended to provide long-term health care coverage, as part of the Obama administration’s healthcare reform, is not financially sustainable, according to an Associated Press report in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the administration will not move forward […]

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SE Region Hometown Health News

October 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Hometown Health Improvement brings together a wide range of people and organizations including consumers, business leaders, health care providers, elected officials, religious leaders, and educators to identify community health problems and develop and implement ways to solve them. Hometown Health Improvement is a locally owned and locally controlled initiative that stresses collaboration, community building, community […]

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