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Will Polygenic Risk Scoring Change Medicine in the Future?

Polygenic risk scoring is a new tool that will allow doctors to provide precisely tailored medical advice and preventive medicine that matches your specific genetic risk.
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There’s No Better Time to Commit to Reducing Gun Violence

As the number of school shootings continues to take a murderous toll on families across the US, it's time for everyone, including doctors, to make a commitment to reducing firearm-related injuries & deaths. Long-time gun researcher, Garen Wintemute MD, MPH wants doctors to help reduce gun violence now.
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The One Absolutely Amazing Secret That Will Change Your Skin

Although there are many anti-aging skin products on the market, the most effective anti-aging preventative is sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA causes skin aging, UVB causes sunburn, and both cause skin cancer. Covering up and avoiding the midday sun are also important.
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10 Things to Do to Prepare for a Medicare Wellness Visit

Did you know that Medicare covers an Initial Preventive Wellness Examination during the first year (sometimes called the "Welcome to Medicare Physical") of Medicare B coverage and an Annual Wellness Visit every year after that? Scheduling these appointments is a great way to maintain your overall health.
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Honor Those We’ve Lost – Get Tested on World AIDS Day

Today, after nearly three-quarters of a million American citizens have been tragically taken from us, we are at now at a place where we can finally bring an end to AIDS. Medical and diagnostic advances are helping make this vision a reality.
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Yes, Your Teen Needs Vaccines, Too

Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.
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5 Tips for an Effective Health Education Curriculum

School-based health classes can have a huge impact on students' lives by providing them with knowledge and skills that are essential to a healthy future.
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The End of Spring Doesn’t Mean the End of Allergy Season

It’s important to understand the difference between spring and summer allergies so you can recognize your triggers and begin treatment. Spring allergies are often triggered by tree pollen; summer allergies are often caused by grasses and weeds.
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Water Flossing is a Great Alternative for Floss Haters

Eighteen percent of people would rather wash dishes and 14% would rather clean toilets than floss. Water flossing offers a more palatable alternative for flossing-haters.
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Fear-Mongering in Thyroid and Breast Cancer Screening

Physicians are finding and treating thousands of pseudo-cancers that would not have otherwise been found and don't need to be treated.
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Cases of Preventable Vision Loss Continue to Rise, But Why?

Most Americans don't realize how delicate eyesight is and that regular checkups with an eye doctor can help them avoid losing vision or going completely blind.
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5 Tips You Should Know to Reduce Stroke Risk

A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. Fortunately, it is preventable if you know how to manage your risk.