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PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, Urologists

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports. 270 more words

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White House Seeks $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The Obama administration is seeking $1.8 billion in emergency funds from Congress to combat the threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the White House announced Monday. 926 more words

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FALLS: Link to Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease diagnosis may be preceded by increased risk of injury-causing falls, according to research by Peter Nordström and colleagues at Umeå University, Sweden.

They found that patients with Parkinson’s disease were more likely to have had a hip fracture or injurious fall in the years preceding their diagnosis than controls without the disease and individuals who suffered injurious falls were more likely than controls with no fall-related injuries to be diagnosed with PD in the following years. 33 more words

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Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adults who survived childhood brain tumors may have significant treatment-related thinking, attention and memory problems, a new study suggests. 363 more words

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CANCER: Bringing Nature to Patients

Low impact and cost effective “ecotherapy” activities, such as indoor gardening, can help instill feelings of positivity and control in cancer patients, according to research. 84 more words

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Activities, Like Yoga, Can Reduce Knee Buckling, Preventing Falls in Older Adults

It was so heart breaking to see my Dad fall. His “bad” osteoarthritic knee could not support him. Today he cannot walk and is wheelchair bought. 445 more words

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