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How to Do Breast Self-Exams

Checks should be done once a month, doctor recommends.


For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says.


Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds.


Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

Illness can lower blood pressure, lead to dizziness, researchers say.


Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds

Patients and loved ones found greater comfort spending final days together in familiar place.


Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say.


Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds.


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