Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight.
Wheeler hit by liner, still pitches Mets past Dodgers 7-3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a chest contusion that necessitated a postgame X-ray and CT scan, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler was not about to call it a day after a 91-mph comebacker hit him square in the midsection.
Wheeler gave up a two-run home run to Max Muncy three pitches after he was hit by Justin Turner's comebacker in the fourth inning but he still went seven sharp innings to lead the New York Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species. It was no easy task.
Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo.
Zoo officials say the scan was needed to diagnose an obstruction in Layla's nasal passageway that made it difficult for her to breathe.
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Warriors’ McCaw leaves on stretcher after hard fall
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Warriors guard Patrick McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell hard to the floor following a foul by Sacramento's Vince Carter during a 112-96 Golden State win Saturday night.
McCaw was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, the team said. It announced late Saturday that a chest X-ray and CT scan came back clear and that McCaw would undergo an MRI.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to marketing a blood test that could determine whether an adult is suffering from a concussion.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump or blow to the head that impacts the brain's normal activity and can vary in severity. A concussion — a term that is used loosely — is temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head. The aftereffects of a concussion are confusion and temporary loss of memory.
Unnecessary medical tests cost Washington patients $282 million during one-year period, study says
Cassie Sauer remembered waiting at Children’s Hospital in Seattle while her preschool-aged son was evaluated for a head injury.
He’d fallen off a play structure at school and lost consciousness after hitting his head on concrete. Doctors at the hospital ruled out a serious brain injury and told Sauer they didn’t recommend doing a CT scan of his head.
Dear Dr. Roach: I am having a "push endoscope,'"or forced endoscope, tomorrow. They said they found a lesion in a CT scan and want to look into it further. Is "lesion" a fancy name for cancer?
Dear B.E.: The word "lesion" is a Latin word for "injury." In medical parlance, it means pretty much anything that is abnormal. While it is true that doctors will use the term "lesion" to describe something that will later turn out to be cancer, "lesions" definitely are not always cancer.
It’s common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful.
Some experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessive testing and treatment. This overly aggressive care also can harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year.
CT scans uncover new findings about Kansas City mummies
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two mummies owned by the Kansas City Museum have new stories to tell after CT scans revealed information about their background for the first time in centuries.
The mummies will now join the "Mummies of the World" traveling exhibit to tour for the next few years, the Kansas City Star reported .
In 1978, Shirley Trainor-Thomas was just 17 when she found out she had Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
She went through several rounds of radiation. Later, in 2010, she was diagnosed with breast cancer as a result of that radiation. Then, in February of last year, she found out she had cancer again, and this time, it was the most deadly of them all.
Large insurer restricting where patients get CT scans, MRIs
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest health insurer will restrict where customers can get CT scans and MRIs in non-emergency situations.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the change will occur for people insured by Anthem in March.
Mummies get CT scans in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Modern technology met ancient times in Kansas City, Missouri, this week, when two mummies between 500 and 2,000 years old were put through CT scans that researchers hope will unlock their mysteries.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeologists at Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins have found evidence that the city's builders dug a tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the Moon and researchers said one of its purposes may have been to emulate the underworld.
The National Institute of Anthropology and History said researchers used a kind of computerized tomography scan to discover the apparent tunnel about 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface of the plaza in front of the pyramid.
Not all mummies are fit for a sarcophagus.
Four arrived inside an old cigar box when arts patron Gilbert M. Denman Jr. donated his collection of Egyptian antiquities to the San Antonio Museum of Art in 1991.
It was believed the small, brown bundles contained the preserved remains of baby Nile crocodiles, perhaps once left as an offering to the god Sobek.
NEEDLES — With the sale of the Colorado River Medical Center being finalized, the medical center can focus on completing projects that will in turn help the nurses, doctors and staff better help the community.
One project already completed involved the facility’s ability to withstand one of the state’s famous earthquakes.
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Jets’ Petty leaves with chest injury, having CT scan
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Petty hopes a chest injury won't keep him on the sideline next weekend.
The Jets quarterback was knocked out of New York's 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night on the first play of the fourth quarter when he got sandwiched by Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh as he completed a 28-yard pass down the right sideline to Robby Anderson.
Robotic scan for horses could hold promise for human health
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Veterinarians hope an innovative type of CT scan can advance medical care for horses and possibly be adapted for humans, eliminating the need for people to lie still inside a tube.
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