A new report may influence -- and reduce -- surgical treatment for most women diagnosed with breast cancer.
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A new study reveals that food-borne illnesses from bacteria, parasites and some viruses are ever-present and costly. The report finds that contaminated comestibles run up a bill of more than $100 billion per year.
Increasing, "e-patients" are going online to augment medical information from their physicians and to look for a second opinion. There's no waiting, and it's free.
What's missing is a solid discussion of the type and extent of treatments people would want if they were sufficiently informed of their medical options and circumstances.
One lesson of the past decade is that facts - scientific and medical - aren't always clear. Rather, they're messy and often difficult to interpret, even upon expert examination.
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