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How your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is at Risk for Fraud and Abuse: What you need to know about the "PHP-Blueprint" and "New Paradigm"

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) evolved from the “industrial” or “occupational” alcohol programs (OAPs) of the 1940s that were developed by companies to address alcohol abuse and its impact on the workplace. 2,942 more words

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THYCA INC and the "Myth" of Overdiagnosis

The foremost patient advocacy organization for thyroid cancer in the United States is THYCA INC.  According to its web site, THYCA was founded in 1998, by a group of thyroid cancer survivors and has a mailing address in New York City.  971 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

The diabetes race - the turtle of fasting glucose v the hare of HbA1c?

Bismillah,  alhamdulillah: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. This Venn diagram nicely illustrates how changing the diagnostic criteria for diabetes will affect the epidemiology of diabetes. 457 more words

Ian Hay Addresses "Overdiagnosis" of Thyroid Cancer at the ATA Meeting

Dr. Ian Hay, a renowned expert on thyroid cancer from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, gave a talk entitled “Changing Attitudes to the Most Common Endocrine Malignancy, T1 PTC” in one of the opening sessions of the… 240 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

Education about Overdiagnosis is Preferable to Claiming it Doesn't Exist

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer.  The study, which was written by epidemiologists from the World Health Organization found striking evidence for the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer in many developed countries around the world.  1,586 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis accounts for increased thyroid cancer incidence

The incidence of thyroid cancer worldwide has consistently been increasing in recent decades and may be attributable to the use of new diagnostic techniques coupled with increased medical surveillance and access to health care services, according to a perspective published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 340 more words


Thyca Denies the Existence of "Overdiagnosis" in a Public Statement

Over the past couple of weeks, print and television media have carried several stories about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer.  These stories were precipitated by an article about thyroid cancer in the… 978 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis