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Task Force Reverses Decision on PSA Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has revised its guidelines against routine PSA screenings (Image: iStock.com/Cathy Yeulet) In a reverse move certain to cause some confusion, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released revised PSA guidelines. The task force, which recommended against routine PSA screening in 2012, now says …

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Gene Therapy May Kill Multiple Myeloma

Ethnic young adult female hugging her mother who has cancer Genetically using a person’s own immune cells to target cancer appears to virtually kill multiple myeloma, a blood cancer being diagnosed more frequently, according to an early trial from China. The therapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, caused 33 of 35 patients …

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Check Your Risk for Diabetes

(Image: iStock.com/Ashiq_J) Diabetes doesn’t discriminate. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what’s known as prediabetes. More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious health condition that …

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Rethink That Daily Soda

Research shows that drinking a can of soda each day can significantly increase someone’s risk of prediabetes (Image: Max Pixel) One can of sugary soda every day can heighten significantly a person’s risk of developing prediabetes, a new study finds. (Image: Max Pixel) A person who drinks a can of …

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Blacks May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

We have a disproportionately high risk of cardiovascular disease, and statin treatment can be an effective tool in lowering the risk of plaque building up in the arteries. Statin guidelines from different organizations, however, can vary significantly, says a new paper published in JAMA Cardiology. Guidelines released by the American …

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5 Ways to Help Keep Our Men Healthy

These suggestions will keep our husbands, brothers, uncles, sons, and ourselves healthy (Image: Courtesy of the American Heart Association)   Prevention is the best medicine. In fact, many of the health issues men face are preventable and treatable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five …

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