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It’s a side-effect of the American obesity epidemic: more people are developing Type-2 Diabetes. The good news? With simple changes, Type-2 Diabetes is easy to prevent (and even curable in some cases). Which has lead doctors to question: at what age does the benefit exceed the cost of diabetes screening? Right now, the recommendation is […]

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Probably not. But if you’re one of the 1 in 6 Americans with high blood cholesterol, the current recommendation states you should get it checked—which requires a visit to the doctor to order the test, having blood drawn, then visiting the doctor again to hear the results—every 4 to 6 months. A new study suggests […]

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An independent panel for the US Preventive Service Task Force has said the benefit outweighs the cost: everyone should get screened for HIV at least once, more times if they live in a high risk group (multiple partners, an experience outside a monogamous relationship without contraception, intravenous drug users, etc.). If the recommendation is finalized […]

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High Medical costs, unnecessary side-effects and risks, and unproductive time spent in the the hospital are all things being addressed by a new coalition of medical advisory boards. The campaign is called Choosing Wisely, and they want to encourage talk between doctors and patients, especially about tests, medications, and procedures that may not be helpful. […]

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