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  • Older men slow to quit PSA testing

    Older men slow to quit PSA testing

    Despite recommendations against routinely screening for hidden prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, many men have continued to do so, according to national survey findings reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Most striking, large numbers of men 70 and older, who stand to gain the least from PSA testing, have continued the practice. The […]

  • High-tech heart scans not always helpful

    High-tech heart scans not always helpful

    Doing high-tech heart scans on people at above-average risk of heart problems sounds like common sense, but it often doesn’t add much benefit to just taking necessary medications, staying fit, eating healthy, and not smoking. This is one take-home message from a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, which involved a group […]

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