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Category: Screening


With free brain tumor screening, the road to early detection may be filled with potholes


5-Star Friday: Simplicity


Podcast: The polluted stream of health care information


These prostate cancer screening campaigns are giving men the finger

2 9/6/2018

Why one woman’s emotional plea for early colon cancer screening may harm instead of help


More prizes for prostates: Tulane promotes PSA testing with football memorabilia, photo-ops

4 8/16/2018

Too Much Medicine: A small medical conference with a big impact


Reader’s Digest goes off the rails with ‘Doctor visits you need to make at every age’


Screening for atrial fibrillation with a wearable patch: Seek and ye shall find … and then what?

1 6/29/2018

Is the US Preventive Services Task Force ‘hurting men’ with its new osteoporosis recommendations? Here’s what you need to know