Early detection through screening is often what gives women a stronger chance of winning the fight against breast cancer. Breast thermography is a noninvasive screening technique
Infrared Breast Scans
Early detection through screening is often what gives women a stronger chance of winning the fight against breast cancer. Breast thermography is a noninvasive screening technique that uses infrared light to measure the temperature of body tissue without radiation. Thermography is highly sensitive to identifying tissue changes associated with breast cancer. However, infrared thermography is less specific in differentiating breast cancer from inflammation, infection, or hormone imbalances; therefore it is recommended for use only when other breast cancer screening methods, such as mammography and physical examination, are also used.
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Breaking Down the Barriers
Interdisciplinary education just got a boost at York University in Toronto. York has created a new Faculty of Health compiled of faculty members and students from many different academic units, including psychology, health policy and management, kinesiology and health science, and nursing. "This new environment will offer opportunities for research based on an integrated model of health," said Sheila Embleton, Vice-President Academic at York. "We expect it to generate new multidisciplinary approaches to health and health care."
Effective July 2006 the new faculty will use a variety of methods for studying health and social phenomena, from experimental and epidemiological methods to oral histories, clinical case studies, and ethnographic observation. "York's Faculty of Health will address subjects ranging from the social dimensions of health, to public policy on health care delivery, to improved clinical interventions," said Embleton. Their research focus will include hospitals and clinics, global economic environment, schools, homes, factories, and communities.
Universities across Canada could contribute to developing more effective health care providers by answering the increasing demand to break down barriers among health disciplines.
Bioidentical hormones are natural hormones made from highly purified phytochemicals derived from soy and wild yams. A complex manufacturing process transforms them into an identical copy of the estrogen our bodies produce.
Hormone replacement therapy with synthetic hormones is much disputed and has been shown to lead to negative health effects such as heart attacks and stroke.
Nevertheless, research suggests that estrogen supplementation may protect women from osteoporosis and colon cancer. Supplementation with the hormone progesterone has been proven to help prevent uterine cancer and possibly breast cancer.
Ask your doctor about bioidentical hormones. A compounding pharmacy can supply these natural hormones based on your individual needs. Check the Yellow Pages to locate a compounding pharmacy in your area.