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Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo

10/02/2015 11:55 AM EDT
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk. 
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Musings on Mortality: Death-phobic culture hinders end-of-life plans
10/02/2015 11:55 AM EDT - My first experience with how unreasonable our culture is regarding death came after the birth of my irreversibly brain-damaged daughter (due to medical malpractice) and how obvious it was to me, my husband and our extended families that the best outcome would be for her to be allowed to die. Full Story

Ask Doctor K: Tai chi helps treat medical problems
10/02/2015 11:55 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I have fibromyalgia, and my doctor recommends that I start tai chi exercises. Full Story

Ask Doctor K: IBS is often the reason for bloat
09/21/2015 07:29 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K — I feel bloated and my belly looks larger than normal. Full Story

Flu vaccine updated after last winter's misery
09/21/2015 07:29 AM EDT - WASHINGTON — It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't a good match for a nasty surprise strain. Full Story

Study suggests getting blood pressure even lower saves lives
09/21/2015 07:30 AM EDT - WASHINGTON — Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50. Full Story

Regulators halt study of cancer risks at 7 nuclear plants
09/14/2015 06:09 AM EDT - Federal regulators are pulling the plug on a five-year study of the risk of cancer in communities around six U.S. nuclear plants and a nuclear fuel site. Full Story

Health Take-Away: Kicking the smoking habit and ending the fear
09/13/2015 08:43 AM EDT - Late night convenience store employees all have anecdotes about smokers who have run out of cigarettes and who appear, in a panic, in their pajamas. Full Story

Ask Doctor K: The new norm in family medicine
09/13/2015 08:42 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I've been going to a family medicine practice for years. Full Story

Ovarian cancer: Knowing what's normal and what isn't key to detection
09/06/2015 01:50 PM EDT - Nearly 22,000 women were expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Full Story

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Nick Gordon charged in Bobby Kristina Brown's death?

Report says Georgia grand jury will decide this week whether there’s enough evidence to charge Gordon with a crime.