| May 6, 2010
Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market.
In research reported recently, the drug dutasteride, currently used to shrink enlarged prostates, was...
| Sep 26, 2010
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Patients are encountering increasingly long waits for biopsies at Harbor-UCLA, while those seeking biopsies at other hospitals are treated within weeks, if not sooner. The delays do not violate state or federal law, but patients and advocates say they...
| Aug 11, 2010
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved a settlement of more than $222,000 with a woman whose breasts were removed at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center even though she did not have breast cancer. Ana Jimenez-Salgado underwent......
| Feb 14, 2010
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She might be considered the Ryan Seacrest of the insurance world with all the hours she's putting in. The last remaining original housewife in the O.C. clan, Vicki Gunvalson has watched as a revolving door of ladies have picked up......
| Oct 8, 2010
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My journey began in August of 2004. After finding a lump in my chest, I was scheduled for a mammogram. The radiologist suggested I see a surgeon for a biopsy. The next thing I knew, I was diagnosed with stage one ductal carcinoma. Then, I was scheduled...
| Mar 31, 2010
Celiac disease is also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy is an autoimmune condition where the body mounts an immune response against the protein, gluten. Glutens are primarily found in wheat, and most people relate this condition to...
| Apr 1, 2010
Cervical cancer affects the lower part of the uterus (cervix), which connects the upper uterus (where babies grow) to the birth canal. While surgeries required for late stage cervical cancer make future pregnancies impossible, early detection allows...
| Apr 12, 2010
Breast-cancer-screening isn't like looking for a needle in a haystack. It's harder. It's like looking for needles in a big field of haystacks, where some of the haystacks have needles, while most don't, but you don't know which are which, so you have to...
| Mar 12, 2010
SANTA ANA, Calif. - I thought my son was lying.
He woke in the morning crying, pulling the sheets over his head and telling me he was going to throw up. I pulled him out of the bed by his feet and dragged him onto the hardwood floor. The crying continued...
| Mar 28, 2010
Which men with prostate cancer can be managed safely with active surveillance?
NorthShore University Health System wants to help answer that question with a scientific study launched last year.
The health system is recruiting men who are at least 60...
| Apr 30, 2010
If you'd enjoy applying your analytical, problem-solving skills to diagnosing skin diseases, consider a career as a dermatopathologist.
What They Do
Dermatopathologists are physicians who receive special training to diagnose diseases of the skin—...