Category: Research Services

Colorectal Cancer, Delayed Diagnosis, and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Colon, or colorectal cancer originates in either the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (the last 4-6 inches of  the colon). With the exception of skin cancer, it is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will …

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Breast Cancer Histology, Mammography, and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS The architecture of breast tissue is not homogenous, as it is made up of lobules, ducts, fat and connective tissue. These distinct tissue types define the histology, or structure of the breasts. Breast cancer usually originates in either the ducts or lobes. Breast cancer histology helps to determine treatment choices for …

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Breast Cancer Mammography and Litigation

By Margot Heffernan, MLS Many disturbing facts about breast cancer have become familiar and mundane threads of information woven into the collective health consciousness. News coverage is replete with statistics about a woman’s alarming 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. And although lung cancer claims more women’s lives, most harbor an immediate, …

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What sets us apart from the competition?

Traditional library and research services provide database searches and referrals to standard textbooks and medical literature. Heffernan Research delivers comprehensive perspectives on client inquiries that integrate findings from authoritative literature into a complete research paper. Clients get much more than a static list of medical articles or references that must be tediously poured through; instead, …

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Why use Heffernan Research?

Sifting through medical literature can be an arduous and time consuming task. As a medical librarian, Margot has thorough knowledge of medical databases and in depth understanding of the professional health care literature. However, as a skilled and accomplished writer, Margot is able to do more than simply provide database searches: She synthesizes the relevant …

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