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Journal of the American Medical Association

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Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.

04/01/2014

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Schumer Calls On FDA To Change Prescription Drug Labels In Effort To Warn Pregnant Women

Schumer was joined by New York doctors on Sunday to call for a nationwide plan to combat the trend of babies being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.

07/01/2012

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JAMA Study Analyzes Link Between Brain Activity & Cell Phone Signals

For many people, cell phones serve as the ultimate accessory, but what about the danger so many have long suspected? Do the radio frequency signals emitted from cell phones affect our brain?

02/22/2011

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HealthWatch: Battling Weight Gain With Age

A new study that appears in this week’s JAMA shows that when it comes to fighting middle age fat, staying active and exercising may matter more than watching what you eat.

12/14/2010

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HealthWatch: Fish Oil And Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s – and as the population ages, that number will go up. Finding a cure to the disease has never been more important, but one prominent natural therapy may not actually be beneficial.

11/02/2010

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Pre-Emptive Surgery Fights Cancer Before It Starts

A new trend has some women fighting cancer before it starts.

08/31/2010

Hearing loss

HealthWatch: Young People & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss isn’t just affecting America’s senior community anymore. A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week shows it is happening to younger people and affecting teenagers at epidemic rates.

08/17/2010