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October 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

ACLA Supports Bill Modernizing LDT Regulation
October 28, 2011 10:55 AM by Jill Hoffman
The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) has expressed support for legislation introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) that would modernize the regulatory pathway for all laboratory-developed tests. The legislation, H.R. 3207, the Modernizing Read More...
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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
October 27, 2011 12:10 PM by Kelly Graham
By now, you probably know that we have an active presence on the main social networking websites-- Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (and more Twitter !). But did you know that some of these outlets are used either exclusively or heavily for promoting job Read More...
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New ACO Business Models
October 26, 2011 1:46 PM by Lynn
More hospitals and health centers are embracing the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) concept with varying degrees of success. Some have built in time to experiment with new business models; others have pre-determined their model and have forged ahead. Read More...
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Survey Shows Americans Don’t Know Critical Health “Numbers”
October 25, 2011 10:42 AM by Jill Hoffman
Recent survey results from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) find that nine in 10 people recognize the importance of key health scores but may not know their blood test “numbers” (i.e., Read More...
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Study Reveals Breast Cancer Cases Rising Globally
October 21, 2011 7:28 AM by Jill Hoffman
In the first global review of breast cancer, researchers estimate that the number of new breast cancer cases rose worldwide from about 640,000 in 1980 to 1.6 million in 2010, according to a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at Read More...
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Stem Cell Success
October 20, 2011 11:34 AM by Lynn Nace
As a stem cell transplant donor for my late brother, Todd, who succumbed to complications from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2003, I’m encouraged to hear stem cell transplant success stories and the learn about advancements made in recent years. An article in Read More...
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NEW Contest! What’s Under the Microscope?
October 17, 2011 12:58 PM by Kelly Graham
What's striking so much fear into these lab technologists? Write a caption for the cartoon below, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the ADVANCE Healthcare Shop , plus a FREE t-shirt personalized with the cartoon and your unique caption. Entering Read More...
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Drug-resistant Gonorrhea the Next Superbug?
October 13, 2011 10:54 AM by Kelly Graham
With an estimated 700,000 new cases of gonorrhea in the U.S. each year, many of them undiagnosed and unreported, having a reliable treatment is crucial for managing disease spread and curing infections. Increasing reports of drug-resistant gonorrhea are Read More...
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Study on Misdiagnosis Overlooks Role of Lab Testing
October 7, 2011 5:07 AM by Jill Hoffman
A study from QuantiaMD shows that 47% of clinicians encounter diagnostic errors (i.e., missed, late or wrong diagnoses) at their practice at least monthly. The majority of respondents (64%) say up to 10% of misdiagnoses have directly resulted in patient Read More...
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Last Chance to Attend Live Virtual Event!
October 5, 2011 8:56 AM by Lynn
If you haven’t already signed up for today’s virtual event, you can still do so….but don’t wait! You don’t want to miss the thought-provoking topics our presenters have planned or the fun virtual exhibit hall. We’ll start with a sponsored session titled, Read More...
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More Than Just a Color
October 3, 2011 12:34 PM by Kelly Graham
It’s October, and once again, the color PINK is popping up virtually everywhere across the United States. NFL players proudly sport pink sneakers and sweatbands. Healthcare workers wear cheery scrubs decorated with the unmistakable pink ribbon. You can Read More...
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