Is MRI the ‘Mammography’ of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — MRI screening might greatly reduce over-diagnosis and over-treatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce over-diagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by…

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Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger

Electric shock in water can kill unless you take precautions with nearby wiring An electric shock is an often overlooked threat to swimmers, a safety expert warns. “Electric shock drowning can occur in any fresh body of water,” said Donald Burke, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Advanced Safety and Engineering Management program.…

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Joshi Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Joshi Internal Medicine is currently working toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) practice inspires quality in care, cultivates more engaging patient relationships, and captures savings through expanded access and delivery options that align patient preferences with payer and provider capabilities. Joshi Internal…

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In Memory of Dr. Edward S. Campbell

It is with deep sadness that Piedmont HealthCare today announces the passing of Edward S. Campbell, MD. Dr. Campbell served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy from 1978 to 1988. He was a founding father of Lake Norman Family Medicine and has been with Piedmont HealthCare since 1998. Dr. Campbell served on the board…

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