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CAC scoring improves statin recommendations

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Prostate cancer: 68 Ga-PSMA PET/CT detects recurrence at very low PSA levels.

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Prostate cancer: could eating chicken decrease recurrence risk?

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The intrauterine environment: maternal stress may affect offspring neurodevelopment

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TIA hospitalization rates rising in young Americans

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Psoriasis patients struggle to stick to topical regimens

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Ross procedure: safe alternative for AVR in younger patients

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Multistate Shiga toxin-producing E. coli linked to Adams Farm Beef

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Flu vaccine linked to reduced HF hospitalization

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Parkinson’s: serum Cystatin C levels elevated with disease severity, cognitive dysfunction

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Multiple sclerosis: annual MRIs can uncover active disease

Is there support for yearly MRIs in clinically stable patients with MS?

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