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September 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Labs Need Some Rockin' Pop Culture
September 28, 2012 1:09 PM by Valerie Newitt
We get so much of our "common knowledge" from pop culture. But having done a quick Google search to see where labs show up in movies, TV, videos, etc., I can tell you they don't fare so well. The only filmdom labs I could find were those malevolent research Read More...
Cytology Loses a Giant
September 27, 2012 6:41 PM by Kerri Penno
A founding father of cytology and a leader in several prominent medical societies, Leopold G. Koss, MD, FASCP, passed away earlier this month, in New York. He was 92 and worked until the end of his life at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein Read More...
WNV Strains Labs Already Facing Manpower Shortage
September 20, 2012 10:12 AM by Kelly Bocich
Editor's note: This is a guest blog from Irina Lutinger, MPH, MASCP, H(ASCP) DLM, FACHE, senior administrative director at NYU Hospitals Center, New York City and ASCP spokesperson. There has been a surge of about 20% in the demand for the treatment of Read More...
Vitamin D: Is There Anything it Can't Do?
September 14, 2012 12:44 PM by Kelly Bocich
It seems like every week we're learning about a new benefit of vitamin D . This week, it's curing baldness. Hair growth is cyclical. A follicle typically produces hair for two to six years before the hair falls out and the follicle goes dormant for a Read More...
Need CEUs?
September 13, 2012 2:48 PM by Kerri Penno
Here at ADVANCE , we are beginning to look to the features, special focus packages, contests, multimedia offerings and more we will explore in 2013. With a hint of fall in the air, and the familiar sight of school buses once again crowding the streets, Read More...
In DNA, Speed Matters
September 12, 2012 2:12 PM by Valerie Newitt
It's so much easier to type LOL than "laughing out loud." We humans have our quirky shortcuts. As it turns out, so does DNA. And taking shortcuts in the genetic pool can be significant. This discussion rises from a discovery at the University of California, Read More...
Sept. 11 a Day for Remembrance
September 11, 2012 9:41 AM by Valerie Newitt
It's Sept. 11, and life goes on. But still everything is a little different than before. Just the mention of the date brings a solemnity to the mind, a jab to the heart, a lump to the throat. Here we are two months away from a presidential election, yet Read More...
Are There Any (Good) Reasons to Avoid a Flu Shot?
September 6, 2012 8:54 AM by Valerie Newitt
My cousin won't get a flu shot. No amount of urging or cajoling will get her to take what could be a life-saving step. Though post-menopausal, she also doesn't believe in mammograms or colonoscopies, so suffice it to say she is healthcare-challenged. Read More...
Cholesterol Awareness Month
September 4, 2012 3:37 PM by Kerri Penno
High cholesterol affects one in every six adults in America, according to a press release from The Society for Vascular Surgery, a not-for-profit professional medical society. That's 17 percent of the population. Persons with high cholesterol have an Read More...


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