Expert Insights Newsletter

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Colorectal Cancer — Developments in Screening and Detection

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer among men and women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Screening is highly effective at reducing the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer, yet a significant proportion of the... Read more 

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A Two-pronged Strategy for Combating Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer a disease that is preventable, treatable and beatable, and for which early detection is of paramount importance. Last year, colorectal cancer (CRC) caused an estimated 51,370 deaths in the U.S1. Most of those deaths could have been prevented.... Read more 

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Thyroid Cancer — The Role Of Molecular Testing

Thyroid cancer occurs in 5% to 15% of thyroid nodules detected.1 Accurate diagnosis is therefore essential to avoid unnecessary thyroid surgery for benign disease and to select the most appropriate treatment option for cancerous nodules. Drs. Richard Reitz and Frederic... Read more 

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Accountable Care Organizations — Transforming Healthcare Delivery

The emergence of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represents a significant shift in the way healthcare is delivered in the United States. John Pritchard, Publisher, ACO Insights, discusses the emergence of ACOs and the promise they hold for reducing cost, increasing... Read more 

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Hepatitis — Diagnostic Advances Help Guide New Therapies

An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis - the majority unaware they are infected. Approximately 30% have chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) infection, and 70% have chronic Hepatitis C (HCV). It is estimated that about 80,000 new infections... Read more 

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Responding Effectively to New and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Throughout history infectious diseases have had a devastating impact on human society.1, 2 New and emerging infectious diseases continue to present a significant public health challenge, testing the medical community's ability to respond to outbreaks rapidly and effectively. Dr. Jay... Read more 

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Current Challenges and Unmet Needs in Solid Organ Transplantation

The major challenges in the field of solid organ transplantation are the organ shortage and achieving tolerance. Dr. Flavio Vincenti, Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, does not foresee any near-term resolution to the organ shortage but... Read more 

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

A growing body evidence demonstrates the beneficial effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (ω-3 PUFA), yet ω-3 PUFA intake among Americans remains well below recommended levels1. Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology, Ochsner Health System, New... Read more 

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Disaccharidase Deficiency: An Overlooked Digestive Disorder

Disaccharidases are enzymes the break down complex sugars (like lactose) into simple sugars (like glucose) so that the intestine can absorb the nutrients. A deficiency of these enzymes in the duodenum results in a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. The common... Read more 

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Tuberculosis Remains a Serious Global Health Issue

Saturday, March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness that tuberculosis remains a serious global health issue, causing the deaths of several million people each year, and one that is becoming increasingly significant in the... Read more