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What is a cardiac stress test?

Your heart provides blood to all parts of your body. In order to determine if it’s pumping properly, your health care provider may order a cardiac stress test. It makes the heart pump harder and faster, and can reveal potential problems with blood flow. Stressing the heart might not sound like a safe thing for […]

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.” However, when a doctor can diagnose the cancer early on, about 94 percent of people have a good prognosis following treatment. Beyond a full pelvic exam, a doctor has two diagnostic tests at their disposal: […]

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Blood Test May One Day Help Track Concussion Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes’ concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report. In the new study, investigators analyzed the blood of college athletes and found that levels of certain proteins and peptides (“biomarkers”) were higher in […]

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The simple test that could have saved newborns like Tommy

As 1,000 babies leave hospital with undiagnosed heart conditions each year…the simple test that could have saved newborns like Tommy Aged 11-days-old, Tommy Pye, from York, sadly died of a congenital heart defect  He was born with transposition of the great arteries, but was without diagnosis  Frustratingly, his untimely passing could’ve been avoided with a simple […]