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Seth Hendee Joins Healthmark Industries

Healthmark Industries is proud to announce Seth Hendee as an Clinical Education Coordinator for Healthmark Industries where he provides clinical expertise on medical device processing, SPD education and standards interpretation.  Prior to joining Healthmark, he has had over 20 years’ experience as an Central Services professional. Responsible for many Sterile Processing roles, Seth primarily focused on education for the last ...

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Tongue microbiome could help identify patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer

CREDIT: OLEG MAGNI FROM PEXELS

Differences in the abundance of certain bacteria living on the tongue can distinguish patients with early pancreatic cancers from healthy individuals, according to results from a new study published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology. Although disruptions to the microbiome – the population of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies – have already been identified in pancreatic cancer patients ...

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10 years after negative colonoscopy, study shows lower risk of colorectal cancer and death

Ten years after a negative colonoscopy, Kaiser Permanente members had 46 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with and were 88 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer compared with those who did not undergo colorectal cancer screening, according to a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Our study shows that following a colonoscopy with normal findings, there is ...

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Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?

A new endoscopic system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has today been shown to automatically identify colorectal adenomas during colonoscopy. The system, developed in Japan, has recently been tested in one of the first prospective trials of AI-assisted endoscopy in a clinical setting, with the results presented today at the 25th UEG Week in Barcelona, Spain. The new computer-aided diagnostic ...

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Study to determine which stool test is best for colorectal cancer detection

No one wants a colonoscopy. But there’s no getting around the lifesaving procedure—the gold standard for colon cancer detection. With the development of the FIT test, or fecal immunochemical test, many breathed a sigh of relief. The noninvasive tool promises to accurately detect blood in the stool, often an early sign of cancer, allowing patients to skip the colonoscopy if ...

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