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Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

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In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.

In addition, some of the biggest medical and health events of the past decade were studies documenting the limitations of high-tech interventions like angioplasties and stents and high-tech screening approaches such as those for detecting early prostate cancer and breast cancer as well as increasing evidence documenting the power of low-tech interventions such as comprehensive lifestyle changes.

The Institute of Medicine report described below shows how we can integrate the best of high-tech and low-tech medicine--what works, what doesn't, for whom, and under what circumstances.