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Aspiring Doctors Should Prepare For The New MCAT

By Alan Lyndon
The MCAT is changing and pre-med should be aware of the new topics if they want to get in to medical school.
Just about …

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Doctor: Take The Fight To Ebola

By Karen Rizzo, MD
Many of us suspected that there would be a day when Ebola would arrive in the United States and indeed it has.  …

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Smoking Leads to 14 Million Major Medical Conditions in U.S.

By Brad Broker
Smoking cigarettes is sort of like launching a nuclear bomb inside your body.

“Cigarette smoking has been found to harm nearly every organ and …

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Low Vitamin D May Lead to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

By Alan Lyndon
A new study finds that low levels of vitamin D can lead to aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
“This study adds to the growing …

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New once-a-day pill for hepatitis C wins FDA OK

By Matthew Perrone
AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C …

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How Should Men Decide About Testing For Prostate Cancer?

By Brad Broker
Most men overestimate the value of early screening for prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the number 1 diagnosed cancer in men and the second …

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