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2015/04/27 13:47
2015/04/27 13:47
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WASHINGTON — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a...
2015/04/27 13:47
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2015/04/27 12:25
2015/04/27 12:25
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For all the good aspirin can do in preventing second heart attacks and strokes, taking it daily can boost some risks, too — of ulcers, for example, and of bleeding in the brain or gut. We've all...
2015/04/24 17:56
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... Health) - Despite 2009 recommendations to stop giving women under 50 screening mammograms, the rate of first mammograms occurring at age 40 is on the increase, according to a new study. In...
2015/04/24 14:27
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Women with a gene mutation that puts them at a high risk of breast and ovarian cancers have better survival odds if their ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed soon after a breast cancer diagnosis,...
2015/04/22 17:25
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For all their talk about evidence-based medicine, a lot of doctors don't follow the clinical guidelines set by leading medical groups. Consider, for example, the case of cataract surgery. It's a...
2015/04/21 14:05
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OXNARD, Calif. - St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard has been designated as a lung cancer screening center by the American College of Radiology, officials said. The designation means the...
2015/04/20 21:28
2015/04/20 21:28
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New Government Recommendation On Mammograms Could Put Women In Danger A government task force is making new recommendations about mammograms. But a doctor at the James Cancer says their plan may put...
2015/04/20 09:45
2015/04/20 09:45
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Why some women are turning down this potentially lifesaving test.By Laura Beil Caroline Rhoads, 53, has never had a mammogram. When she reached her early 40s and her family doctor began recommending...
2015/04/16 15:25
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Earlier this year, Caryn Hoadley received an unexpected letter after a routine mammogram. The letter said her mammogram was clean but that she has dense breast tissue, which has been linked to higher...
2015/04/13 08:25
2015/04/13 08:25
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In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for certain long-term smokers. Medicare recipients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have smoked the...
2015/04/08 02:37
2015/04/08 02:37
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Created: 04/07/2015 9:53 PM WHEC.com Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical...
2015/04/07 22:27
2015/04/07 22:27
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — You’re a healthy adult. Do you need an annual physical? A new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds 92 percent of Americans say an annual exam is important even though a...
2015/04/02 09:42
2015/04/02 09:42
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Mark Cuban is a billionaire entrepreneur. He’s a star of the “Shark Tank” reality TV show. He’s arguably the savviest owner of an NBA basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks. He’s even invested in four...
2015/04/01 15:35
2015/04/01 15:35
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Are there any easier alternatives to a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer? I’m in my 60s and would like to be tested, but hate the idea of drinking all that laxative solution, and being sedated for...
2015/04/01 15:26
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If you thought more experience with the heath insurance marketplaces would cut down on confusion about them, you'd be wrong. The questions about how they work keep pouring in. Here are answers to some...
2015/03/27 22:27
2015/03/27 22:27
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Colorectal cancer affects one in every 20 Americans and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. That's why, during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we're teaming...
2015/03/27 15:47
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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:14am Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A new bill proposed in the Texas legislature would require some student-athletes to undergo additional testing during their yearly...
2015/03/26 21:11
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A new study has found that Vitamin D does not help lower blood pressure. A CBS News contributing physician recently made a much more far-reaching conclusion and chances are it's much different from...
2015/04/27 13:47
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