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|Scientists identify people most likely to benefit from statins|
The American Heart Association’s 2013 recommendation for expanded statin use has raised eyebrows over whether the medications are now prescribed too much. But researchers at Washington University have found that analyzing genetics may help doctors determine who is most likely to benefit from the cholesterol-lowering therapy.
|Allergy sufferers prepare for early spring season|
While parts of the country continue to suffer through winter’s wrath, others are entering an early spring, signaling the start of a different battle with another seasonal foe: allergies.
|That vacation could be just what the doctor ordered|
Americans aren’t using their vacation time, and they could be paying for it with their health.
|Two more NFL players vow to donate brains to science|
Two more NFL football players have announced their intention to donate their brains to science after their deaths, so that more research on a degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of brain injuries can be done.
|Dr. Manny: 'Birthing tourism' not just a federal issue, it's medical too|
Over the past five years or so I have noticed a growing trend in my delivery rooms, with new mothers asking almost immediately after I deliver their child, “How fast can I get the birth certificate?”
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