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New Device Guides Breast Cancer Biopsies
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to guide lymph node biopsies in patients with breast cancer.
The Answers to Your Breastfeeding Questions
Aug. 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding Week — the perfect time to learn a little more about breastfeeding.
Birth Control Device to Be Discontinued
By the end of this year, Essure, a permanent birth control device approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, will no longer be produced and sold in the United States.
Feeling the Heat?
Summer brings plenty of fun activities to enjoy outside, but without the proper precautions and first-aid knowledge, the heat can mean serious trouble.
Don’t Let Oysters Ruin Your Summer
You might be tempted to spend your summer vacation days enjoying fresh seafood at beachside restaurants. But recent outbreaks of bacteria known as Vibrio may make you reconsider that temptation.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Kids
Mothers who maintain a healthy lifestyle during their kids' childhood and adolescence may reduce the risk of obesity in their children, according to a new study.
Malaria Drug Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to prevent malaria from coming back.
Newer Blood Thinners Tied to Lower Bleeding Risk
Compared to a widely used older blood thinner, newer blood thinners may be linked to a reduced risk for serious bleeding, a new study found.
BRCA Mutations: Who Should Get Tested?
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations increase breast cancer risk. So how do you know if you have these gene mutations?
To Gym or Not to Gym?
Can't seem to motivate yourself to get to the gym? Then this article is for you.