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Affordable, Accessible, Universal Care -- For Goodness’ Sake

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all know, and probably all periodically use the expression: for goodness’ sake! Perhaps it represents well the prevailing cynicisms of modern liv...

One Size Does Not Fit All: Do Current Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Neglect Race?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Prostate cancer hits black men especially hard. One out of every 5 black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and 5 out of 100 will die of the disease.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Know Your Options

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Screening people between the ages of 50 and 75 for colorectal cancer is so effective at preventing deaths that the USPSTF gives it an "A" rating, higher than breast or prostate cancer screening.

Stop Worrying, It May Cost You Your Mammogram!

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Now we may have to say to patients, stop checking your breasts or you may begin to suffer from the current epidemic syndrome: "Breast Cancer Worry."

The Uproar Over New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ehrenreich

In the post-feminist United States, issues like rape, domestic violence, and unwanted pregnancy seem to be too edgy for much public discussion, but breast cancer is all apple pie.