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'Dishing' out a new test to improve breast cancer treatment

Early detection of breast cancer by mammography leads to a range of treatment options, including less-extensive surgery and the use of chemotherapy with fewer serious side effects — or even, in some cases, the option to forgo chemotherapy. But often, chemotherapy...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The Fall Forum will feature the first Annual Innovation Awards for the NAMCP Medical Directors Institute,...


The Journal of Managed Care Medicine (JMCM) has released its new website at The website...


Medicare plans to start paying for lung cancer screening for people at high risk, a move that advocates say could save thousands of lives every year by catching the disease earlier. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made a formal proposal to start paying for low-dose...

source: NBC News

Infections due to the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis often remain unnoticed. The pathogen is not only a common cause of female infertility; it is also suspected of increasing the risk of abdominal cancer. A research team at the Max Planck Institute...

source: Medical Xpress

How much vitamin D should you take? Our current guidelines suggest identical amounts for 1-year-old kids all the way to 70-year-old adults. But new research has disproved this one-size-fits-all dosage, suggesting we consider one factor over all others — your weight.

source: Yahoo Health

The Internet is a familiar tool of everyday life and an important source of information, including on health. Except, that is, for those who find themselves stranded on the wrong side of the "digital divide." Now, researchers warn that...

source: Medical News Today


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