New radiation therapy cuts prostate cancer treatment time; Imaging shows doctors feel their patients' pain;

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> A new radiation therapy--volume-modulated arc therapy--can deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to prostate cancer patients and shorten prostate cancer treatment time, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The study, performed at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University found that overall treatment time could be reduced by 14 percent. Announcement

> The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is partnering with the Hospital Corporation of America's Independence Park Imaging Center in suburban Richmond to perform CT scans on a 4,000-year-old mummy named Tjeby. The goal is to gather more biographical information about the mummy, such as Tjeby's specific age, diet, and cause of death. Article

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> Online lifestyle intervention programs are more useful when users are prompted by frequent e-mails encouraging them to stay on track, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds. Article

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> Efforts to crackdown on Medicaid fraud have led to positive results in New York and Missouri, where the states collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and obtained a variety of criminal convictions. Article

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> It may not come naturally for all doctors to let their empathy show, but new research shows that, on a neurobiological level, physicians do in fact "feel" patients' pain, as well as their relief following treatment. For the study, published online in Molecular Psychiatry, physicians underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging of their brains while they believed they were treating patients' pain. Article

And Finally… Burning love doesn't mean burning fat. Article


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