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Apple HealthKit app aids patient-clinician dialog

Apple HealthKit app aids patient-clinician dialog

Available mobile apps allow doctors to use HealthKit data and keep patient records up to date.

Call for genetic cancer testing to include normal tissue

Call for genetic cancer testing to include normal tissue

Current practice of only focusing on tumor samples in genetic tests might adversely affect care, according to some researchers.

Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer

Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer

Risk reduction appears sex specific, with significant reduction seen for men, but not women.

Health record breaches up over the past decade

Health record breaches up over the past decade

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online.

Aspirin use does not reduce prostate cancer mortality

Aspirin use does not reduce prostate cancer mortality

Post-diagnostic aspirin use is not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer outcomes, according to study data.

AACR: Regular aspirin use associated with decreased GI cancer risk

AACR: Regular aspirin use associated with decreased GI cancer risk

Taking aspirin regularly may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests, with the greater benefit seen when taking it over many years.

In-person examination important for skin cancer detection

In-person examination important for skin cancer detection

Most frequently biopsied incidental malignancies were seen on the head and neck.

Medical debt burden higher in Texas and Florida

Medical debt burden higher in Texas and Florida

California and New York fully expanded Medicaid coverage under ACA, but Texas and Florida did not.

Art program boosts medical students' visual observation skills

Art program boosts medical students' visual observation skills

An art-based learning approach can help students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication.

MRI could be useful pancreatic cancer screen for high-risk patients

MRI could be useful pancreatic cancer screen for high-risk patients

New research indicates that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might have a role in early detection for those at high genetic risk of pancreatic cancer.

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