Oradell, NJ (PRWEB) March 07, 2014
On Wednesday, March 5, the College Board announced major revisions to the SAT college entrance exam, to take effect in 2016. The new test will eschew obscure vocabulary questions in favor of terms more commonly used in school and post-college; will focus less on broad math concepts and include questions that are the most necessary to real-life applications; return scoring to the pre-2004, 1,600-point system; and make the essay question optional. Penalties for incorrect answers will also be removed, encouraging students to guess if they arent sure of a correct answer.
Huntington Learning Center, a leading academic tutoring company that provides academic skills training and prepares hundreds of thousands of students for the SAT each year, is in favor of the pending changes to the test.
“It’s a step in the right direction of being more real-world and more meaningful,” noted Robert Huntington, of Huntington Learning Center, during an interview with Fox News. He also noted, “We believe the change will better reflect real-world and current classroom standards for college readiness.”
Fox News visited the Huntington Learning Center on East 72nd Street in New York City to speak with Huntington and a ninth-grade student, who was also in favor of the changes. Ed Verney, Executive Director of the tutoring center in Nashua, NH, was interviewed for the Fox News Boston affiliate.
Huntington Learning Centers are in agreement with Steven Colon of the College Board that the test will be more practical for todays students and focus on the skills they need for their college years and, ultimately, their careers. Colon noted that the test will offer “worthy challenges, not artificial obstacles,” and that “deductive reasoning is something we should embrace.”
The new exam will also allow students the option to take the test on computers for the first time and include passages from important works such as the Declaration of Independence.
About Huntington Learning Center:
Huntington Learning Center was founded in 1977 when its first facility opened in Oradell, NJ. It has since grown to include hundreds of locations nationwide, providing high-quality tutoring to students of all ages.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Canadian medical supplier Canada Drugs has been linked to the sale and distribution of fake Botox, as well as Levitra and Viagra, and the acne treatment drug Accutane (go to: http://goo.gl/dSUCE). A copy of the letter sent by the FDA to the physicians it determined received unapproved Botox from Canada Drugs can be found here(or go to: goo.gl/WC3fX). Authorities recently seized over $ 10.5 million worth of various counterfeit drugs (go to: goo.gl/D5R5A).
In addition, the supplier, its subsidiaries and related businesses have been ordered to stop marketing their fake Botox and other products to American practitioners and to shut down over 4,100 pharmaceutical websites (go to: http://goo.gl/dSUCE). The FDAs action was part of Internet Action Week, a global effort involving international law enforcement and regulatory agencies from about 100 countries.
As of December 19, 2012 the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to more than 350 medical practices that they have received doses of the drug commonly known as Botox that may be contaminated or otherwise unsafe. Frankly, Im shocked at the extent of the problem, says Simon Ourian, M.D., Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. I never expected to see any of my colleagues in Beverly Hills on the FDA’s list, but there they were.
Please check here to ensure that your doctor is not among those implicated. If your doctor is not listed at the above site but you suspect that they are using counterfeit treatments, contact the FDA’s Department of Criminal Investigations.
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Research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine and presented at the 12th World Congress of the International Society for Sexual Medicine in Cairo, Egypt is unique in that the data is from a head to head trial of PDE5 inhibitors used to treat patients with erectile dysfunction (ED), designed to minimize bias toward either study drug. The study was a randomized, double-blind, crossover, head-to-head clinical trial that compared vardenafil and sildenafil treatment in men with ED and diabetes, hypertension, and/or hyperlipidemia. The results demonstrated that vardenafil achieved nominal statistical superiority over sildenafil for several frequently used efficacy measures, and non-inferiority of vardenafil to sildenafil as measured by various assessments of patient satisfaction and patient preference.
A total of 1,057 men participated in the study, which involved treatment using each drug for four weeks, with a one-week washout period in between. Patients were asked: Overall, which medication do you prefer? along with 11 other preference questions relating to their ED treatment. Additional efficacy assessments using established scales were also used in analysis.
Data showed that 38.9% preferred vardenafil compared to 34.5% sildenafil (26.6% had no preference). Vardenafil was significantly superior to sildenafil in terms of erectile function, intercourse satisfaction and overall satisfaction. There were also a significant higher percentage of positive responses for vardenafil with regards to erection hardness for penetration, maintenance of erection, maintenance until completion, and erection confidence.
This study represents an important step forward in our understanding of the clinical differences between PDE5 inhibitors, confirming the efficacy of vardenafil for men with erectile dysfunction, explains Irwin Goldstein, study co-author and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
There are currently three PDE5 inhibitors available to treat ED: sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil, all of which have previously demonstrated efficacy and tolerability in a range of patient populations, according to researchers.
Data from head-to-head clinical trials, like this one, are scarce. However, results from studies such as this should help clinicians to differentiate among sildenafil, vardenafil, and tadalafil and to select the most appropriate for individual patients.
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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
It is generally recommended that elderly patients not be screened for prostate cancer, but many elderly men are quite vital and younger than their chronological age. According to an article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine November 19, 2013* physicians may be better able to tailor cancer screening for them by using a new tool that estimates comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy.
The report from the National Cancer Institute analyzed Medicare data on 407,749 elderly persons, both male and female, to develop tables that can be used to estimate life expectancies for patients who have or do not have comorbid conditions.
The researchers found that persons with more comorbidities such as diabetes, chronic obstructive lung disease, or congestive heart failure had shorter life expectancies when compared with an average person the same age, whereas persons with no comorbid conditions had life expectancies beyond the average.
For example, the researchers estimate that a 75-year-old healthy person has a life expectancy of 6 years longer than a person of the same age with multiple conditions.
The study population included Medicare beneficiaries who were alive and at least 66 years old during the period 1992 and 2005. Beneficiaries who had previously had a cancer diagnosis were excluded from the study. The functional status and the severity of the comorbidity were not available from the Medicare data reviewed.
The authors conclude that Life expectancy varies considerably by comorbidity status in elderly persons. Comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy may help physicians tailor recommendations cancer screening for individual patients.
This research confirms what I have seen in my practice,” says Dr. Hill, There are men who are biologically much younger than their stated age.
If prostate cancer is proven on biopsy, treatment options are active surveillance or interventional treatment such as radical surgery, external beam radiation, permanent seed implant or High Dose Rate Brachytherapy in low risk disease the cure rate excellent with any of the treatment methods. However, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy has a very low complication rate compared to the other modalities. There are essentially no rectal complications, no incontinence and a low percentage of erectile dysfunction.
About Dennis R. Hill MD
Dr. Hill is a board certified radiation oncologist doing High Dose Rate Brachytherapy exclusively since 2004 and has published scholarly articles on the subject. His office is located at: Dennis R. Hill MD, 3012 Summit Street, Suite 2675, Oakland, CA 94609 510-869-8875. His email is drh(at)dennisrhillmd(dot)com and his website is hdrprostatebrachytherapy.com.
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