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Genetic Test May Help Some High-risk Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Chemotherapy

October 19, 2016

Nurse Administers ChemotherapyBreast cancer patients who are identified as low-risk by a 70-gene test may be able to avoid chemotherapy, even if they are considered to be high-risk by traditional criteria, according to new results from an ongoing study (MINDACT). Photo source: NCI, Rhoda Baer

CDC: Knowing About Sepsis Can Save a Life

October 5, 2016

image of MRSAA recent report from the CDC urges people to learn the signs and symptoms of sepsis, the body's overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection, and to seek emergency medical care immediately if sepsis is suspected. Photo source: NIAID

Should All Children and Teens Be Screened For High Cholesterol?

September 22, 2016

Teen at doctor's officeWhile the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for high cholesterol in all youths, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorses recommendations for universal screening. Photo source: NCI, Rhoda Baer

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