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NewsdayYoung poor, black and Hispanic women diagnosed with breast cancer tend to experience longer delays before undergoing treatment and have poorer survival as a direct consequence, researchers have found in a massive analysis of more than 8,000 cases. A...
End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they...
Premium Health News ServiceHarvard Health Blog An army of nutrition experts is constantly reminding you that most fast food is bad for your health. But they're not around to back you up when your children or grandchildren unleash powerful weapons of cuteness to convince you to...
Premium Health News ServiceDON'T IGNORE "MILD" STROKES Many people at risk for heart attack are also at higher risk for stroke, since the underlying disease process--atherosclerosis--can block blood flow to the brain, just as it does in the heart. Although many people know that...
Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train. "No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official...
Premium Health News ServiceHarvard Health Blog Greater use of generic drugs could save the healthcare system--and American consumers--billions of dollars that would be better spent elsewhere. So what's holding us back? Some consumers are reluctant to use generic medications,...
Premium Health News ServiceMr. J. had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for advanced heart failure. Having survived one episode of cardiac arrest, in which he nearly died, he was at high risk for another episode caused by a rapid, unorganized heart rhythm called...
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
The Medicine CabinetQ: I'm 70-year-old woman, and for the last two or three years my fingernails have begun to split in a lateral manner. I take calcium, so I'm wondering what's causing this. Can you help? A: There are a number of reasons why nails may peel, such as:...
MALDEN, Mass. — Harold Brenner, 90, of Medford, Mass., entered eternal rest peacefully on Nov. 11, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Brenner was a World War II Navy veteran who enlisted on Dec. 8, 1941, and served as Chief Electricians...
Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer." The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...
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