Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Gets Covered by Health Care Reform

Genetic testing for breast cancer will be covered under the Affordable Care Act, potentially saving women who need the test thousands of dollars. Today (March 6), Myriad Genetics, the company that makes the test for the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, said that the U.S. government considers these tests to be preventive services. This means that private insurance plans are required to cover the … Continue reading Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Gets Covered by Health Care Reform

Gamma Knife petition

On behalf of all who are working hard to repeal Section 634 and stop the decreases to cobalt radiosurgery we ask your assistance in signing our on-line petition.On behalf of all who are working hard to repeal Section 634 and stop the decreases to cobalt radiosurgery we ask your assistance in signing our on-line petition. Section 634 of that Act decreases Medicare outpatient reimbursement for … Continue reading Gamma Knife petition

Do physicians have a moral obligation to treat obese patients?

Last August, a primary care physician made headlines because he refused to treat a woman because he said she weighed too much. Several months before OB-Gyn physicians in another state made similar headlines. In fact, in a survey conducted by a local newspaper, 15% of the area OB-Gyn physicians had set weight limits for taking new patients.  Many were setting the cutoff at 200 pounds. … Continue reading Do physicians have a moral obligation to treat obese patients?

NEW Mammography Positioning Course on the WAY.

You spoke and we listened! Susan has designed a new course for positioning.  It has been named Mammography Workshop: Focus on Positioning. It will begin on a nationwide tour in June.  It will be a knockout because she is an expert at helping others get the maximum tissue on the image.  You will not want to miss this one.  Also, we are getting lots of … Continue reading NEW Mammography Positioning Course on the WAY.

NRC AWARD “Kickoff” Meeting

AHEC and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Training Officer and Contracting Officer had their “kickoff” meeting today for the new award announced last week.  Advanced Health will be presenting up to 8 classes per year for NRC and state radiation control personnel. The purpose of the classes will be to teach the clinical aspects of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine and Brachytherapy, Gamma Knife and Emerging … Continue reading NRC AWARD “Kickoff” Meeting