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As genetic testing for breast cancer gene mutation expands, questions arise about treatment decisions

As genetic testing for breast cancer gene mutation expands, questions arise about treatment decisions

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced its authorization that permits genetics testing company 23andMe to market a test for gene mutations associated with ...

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Technology is better than ever – but thousands of Americans still die in car crashes every year

Technology is better than ever – but thousands of Americans still die in car crashes every year

Today, driving is arguably safer than ever been before. Modern vehicles now boast a number of safety features, including blind spot monitoring, driver alertness detection ...

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Being clear about your last wishes can make death easier for you and loved ones

Being clear about your last wishes can make death easier for you and loved ones

Barbara Bush’s recent death and the way she prepared for it remind us that death can be peaceful and marked by family togetherness rather than conflict. Mrs. Bush chose ...

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The deadliest drug in America at center of VA nominee withdrawal: Alcohol

The deadliest drug in America at center of VA nominee withdrawal: Alcohol

For the first time in a while, pundits and politicians were talking about the drug that kills more people than any other each year in the U.S. I’m talking about alcohol, ...

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George H. W. Bush has sepsis

George H. W. Bush has sepsis

Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized April 21 with sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by complications of the body fighting back against an ...

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An addiction researcher shares 6 strategies to address the opioid epidemic

An addiction researcher shares 6 strategies to address the opioid epidemic

The devastating opioid epidemic is one of the largest public health problems facing the U.S. Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from opioid use disorder. Four ...

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How live liver transplants could save thousands of lives

How live liver transplants could save thousands of lives

The success of liver transplantation represents one of the great miracles of modern medicine. Essentially an experimental procedure 35 years ago, it now represents the ...

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Why it’s so hard for doctors to understand your pain

Why it’s so hard for doctors to understand your pain

We’re all human beings, but we’re not all alike. Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain ...

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Fake drugs are one reason malaria still kills so many

Fake drugs are one reason malaria still kills so many

Malaria, a mosquito-borne parasitic infection that affects about 3.2 billion people in 95 countries, has become largely a disease of the young and poor. Due to effective ...

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Why genetics makes some people more vulnerable to opioid addiction – and protects others

Why genetics makes some people more vulnerable to opioid addiction – and protects others

Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Rates of abuse of these drugs have shot up over the past 15 years and continue to climb. Why is this happening? Is ...

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