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Understanding Health Insurance Terms

The amount you are required to pay for medical care in a fee-for-service health plan after you have met your deductible. The coinsurance rate is usually expressed as a percentage. For example, if the health insurance company pays 80 percent of the health claim, you pay...

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

When you participate in a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, you are sharing your passion and raising funds to help save more lives from breast cancer. There are events around the country, each one driven by the local....

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U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime....

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Annual CT follow-up is safe for nonsolid lung nodules

It's safe to track patients with nonsolid nodules detected on CT lung cancer screening with annual low-dose CT -- mitigating the need for biopsy or surgery of these lesions, according to a new study published online July 5 in Radiology. The findings are good news for patients ...

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Breast ultrasound helps mammography find more cancer

Adding ultrasound to mammography screening detects more early invasive breast cancer and probably reduces mortality, according to a 4 November study in the journal Lancet. The Japanese trial is thought to be the first of its kind in a large, randomized, multicenter population with a focus on younger, average-risk women. ...

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Mammography Reduces Late-Stage Breast Cancer

A study published in Cancer found that since health care providers began using mammography more than 30 years ago, the number of people diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer has decreased by 37 percent. Using data from the National Institutes of Health SEER database, researchers from the University of Michigan looked at early-stage ...

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety

What is MRI and how does it work? Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a way of obtaining very detailed images of organs and tissues throughout the body without the need for x-rays or "ionizing" radiation. Instead, MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, rapidly changing magnetic fields, and a computer to ...

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Tips for the end of the deductible year

Don't miss out on a money-saving opportunity Most health have deductibles that reset to $0 at the beginning of every calendar year. As a quick review, a deductible is the amount you are responsible for before your insurance company will start paying healthcare bills. As the end of the deductible year is approaching ...

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Health Insurance: Understanding Your Deductible, Co-Pay, & Out-of-Pocket Maximum

Could health insurance be any more confusing? Here's our quick guide to understanding health plan terminology like premium, deductible, co-pay, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket maximum. Is anybody else totally confused by health insurance benefits? ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Akumin Centers are proud to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both our North and South Florida staff members as well as our facilities have been tickled "pink" and are honored to present "Team Akumin" and the fight against breast cancer ...

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The Importance Of Finding Breast Cancer Early

The goal of screening exams for breast cancer is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease, such as cancer, in people who do not have any symptoms. Early detection means using an approach that ...

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What Are The Risk Factors For Breast Cancer

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx (voice box), bladder, kidney, and several ...

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Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things all women can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more treatable stage. Lowering your risk You can lower your risk of breast cancer by ...

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