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mammography perceptions reflect healthcare expectations

Are Medical Advances Always Wise?

Our Healthcare Needs More Zen, Less Spend This week’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has a couple of reports that got me to thinking about how much our healthcare system runs on the fuel of fear – not unlike how […]

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Cancer Redefinition Long Overdue

The Problem With Early Cancer Detection Early cancer detection was what piqued my interest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology even before it won FDA approval. While helping introduce it into mainstream medical practice, however, I learned of the downsides […]

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Angelina Jolie’s Brave Example – and the Other Side of the Story

But Will Angelina Jolie’s Message Prove Misdirected  Film actress and director Angelina Jolie penned a brave op-ed in today’s The New York Times  revealing her decision to complete a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer that took her mother at an […]

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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity Increases Cancer Risk and Severity The association between obesity and cancer is less well understood and appreciated by both doctors and the general public than the better known links between obesity and cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a […]

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