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Individual risk assessment ups mammography in women at high risk

(HealthDay)—Providing individualized breast cancer risk estimates as a component of primary health care is associated with an increased use of mammography among women of racial- and ethnic-minority groups who are at high risk for breast cancer, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in JAMA Network Open. Candice Schwartz, M.D., from the University of […]

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Marching band kids at risk from heat illness, case study shows

This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe, there’s another group on the field that’s still at risk: Students in marching bands. “You […]

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A Guide to Fasting Healthily for Ramadan

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is an obligatory practice for healthy adult Muslims. Ramadan diurnal intermittent fasting (RDIF) is regarded as a unique form of intermittent fasting involving consistent diurnal abstinence from food and drink for a fasting period that ranges, on average, between 8 and 18 hours (variation results from changes in season […]

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Researchers develop new risk score for predicting blood cancer relapse

Leukemia is a group of blood cancers that affects thousands of people worldwide. However, with advances in medicine, several different types of leukemia can be effectively treated with donor stem cells through allogenic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). One such type of leukemia is B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), which is caused by uncontrolled proliferation and […]

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CDC Director Reveals True Risk Of In-Person Learning

For parents, the pandemic has been a confusing time. It’s hard to know what to believe with so many opinions out there, some of which decry the closing of schools, and others that frighten moms and dads into thinking school is a very dangerous place for children. Luckily, the director of the Centers for Disease […]

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Making the case for adjusting quality measures for social risk factors

A new analysis by a team of researchers led by Dr. David Nerenz of Henry Ford Health System suggests that accounting for social risk factors like poverty, housing instability and transportation insecurity can have meaningful impact on healthcare quality measures without compromising quality of care. In a report published today in Health Affairs, researchers make […]