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Federal Task Force: Some Men May Consider Prostate Cancer Screening

May 17, 2017

patient and doctor talkingNew draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that men between the ages of 55 and 69 make the decision about whether or not to be screened for prostate cancer in consultation with their healthcare practitioner. Photo source: NCI

New Testing System is First to Quickly Identify the Antibiotics to Treat Bloodstream Infections

May 4, 2017

NOVAMOXIN antibioticA new testing system recently approved by the FDA can help patients with serious bloodstream infections get appropriate treatment faster by rapidly identifying the microbe causing the infection and determining which antibiotics are likely to successfully treat it. Photo source: Bmramon at English Wikipedia

OB Group Expands Recommendations for Genetic Carrier Screening

April 26, 2017

pregnant womanNew guidelines from ACOG recommend that carrier screening for genetic disorders be discussed with all pregnant women as well as those considering pregnancy. Photo source: CDC

 

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