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Updated at 10:20 AM

Q: What’s up with the controversy about breast cancer screening?A: Many factors must be considered to evaluate a screening test:- How common is the disease being screened for? The more common it is, the more people there are that potentially may benefit from screening.- Are there subsets of the population that have an increased risk for the disease being screened for? If this is the case, screening might only be indicated in some people.- Are there any...

Updated at 10:19 AM

Because so many people are on a diet or thinking about going on a diet, dieting is a very popular subject.Recently, two studies have been reported that add to the already existing data concerning dieting. In one study, researchers reviewed...

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Great-grandmothers and grandmothers-to-be might recall a healthy pregnancy eating big bowls of ice cream and other excess food, and today often are seen pushing food on pregnant daughters, but times have changed.Although it might be...

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM

By Dr. Jeff HershMore Content NowQ: Where did this new enterovirus that is going around come from?A: Although enterovirus D68 (EV68) was first specifically identified in 1962, it has surely been around for a...

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

By Dr. Murray FeingoldMore Content NowHere is a report of a first in medical history: A 35-year-old woman was born without a uterus and only one kidney. She wanted to become pregnant and have children but needed a uterus to...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekA candy bar or an energy drink may seem like an easy option if you’re experiencing the afternoon slump at work or need a quick burst before heading into the gym, right? Wrong. Big amounts of sugar just lead to...

Posted Oct 16, 2014 at 9:15 AM

A little more than 7 percent of Crawford County newborns are low birth weight. Roughly 18 percent of Crawford County mothers had inadequate prenatal care. It’s with those numbers in mind that Crawford County was identified by the March of...

Updated Oct 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Activist-turned-nurse Joy Hepkins helps women through their darkest days.

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

By Dr. Murray FeingoldMore Content NowOpen-heart surgery and organ transplants have a great deal more pizzazz and get much more media attention than the prevention of home accidents. However, because such accidents are the...

Posted Oct 10, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekFall TV premiere season is here. Is your favorite show calling your name to the couch? Yep, it happens to the best of us. This is the time of the year that people tend to want to cozy up to a blanket instead cozying...

Updated Oct 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Via Christi Hospital moved yet a step further Sunday with the dedication and blessing of the new Via Christi Surgical Center.

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