Breast & lung cancer screening programs have led to diagnoses at an earlier stage. AI-deep learning systems improve on those results by reducing diagnostic errors.
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Although HLTH did not specifically focus on immune-mediated diseases, a bit of sleuthing uncovered innovations useful for people with those conditions.
Cyber school may be a good alternative for a child with anxiety who is unable to focus at school. It is not a substitute for effective treatment, however.
A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.
The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
A new survey shows us that patients have a strong desire for their physicians to be involved in helping them with chronic illness management self-care.
Eighteen percent of people would rather wash dishes and 14% would rather clean toilets than floss. Water flossing offers a more palatable alternative.
Veteran dental care benefits can be quite confusing. Dr. Greg Grillo has written a primer that can help you access the benefits that you qualify for.
You likely don't need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Cancer research helps us to understand why.
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