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A preoperative testing strategy may help determine stage of lung cancer more accurately

A preoperative testing strategy may help determine stage of lung cancer more accurately

Use of general anesthesia for heroin detoxification offers no benefit when compared to two other methods

Use of general anesthesia for heroin detoxification offers no benefit when compared to two other methods

Blood pressure enzyme linked to SARS virus, could help fight diseases that cause lung failure

Blood pressure enzyme linked to SARS virus, could help fight diseases that cause lung failure

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsies are a safe and effective alternative to endoscopic biopsies

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsies are a safe and effective alternative to endoscopic biopsies

Patients with suspicious axillary lymph nodes in their breasts should first undergo ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration to avoid unnecessary surgery

Patients with suspicious axillary lymph nodes in their breasts should first undergo ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration to avoid unnecessary surgery

"Streaming detection" ultrasound could reduce number of diagnostic procedures for breast lumps

"Streaming detection" ultrasound could reduce number of diagnostic procedures for breast lumps

Children do well with shorter fast before surgery

Children do well with shorter fast before surgery

Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays

Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays

Test that will prevent the needless loss of the thyroid gland in people with the noncancerous condition

Test that will prevent the needless loss of the thyroid gland in people with the noncancerous condition

Thalidomide - new treatment for cancer

Thalidomide - new treatment for cancer

Artery clearing device does not provide benefit for heart attack patients undergoing artery-opening interventions

Artery clearing device does not provide benefit for heart attack patients undergoing artery-opening interventions

Nasogastric tube after abdominal surgery slows recovery

Nasogastric tube after abdominal surgery slows recovery

RU-486 plus prostaglandins remains the most effective nonsurgical abortion method

RU-486 plus prostaglandins remains the most effective nonsurgical abortion method

Celecoxib may regulate a cell's use of estrogen - might help explain the drug's anticancer properties

Celecoxib may regulate a cell's use of estrogen - might help explain the drug's anticancer properties

New non-surgical technique that can help doctors determine when breast cancer has invaded the lymph nodes

New non-surgical technique that can help doctors determine when breast cancer has invaded the lymph nodes

Strep A is showing up in increased numbers of head and neck abscesses

Strep A is showing up in increased numbers of head and neck abscesses

1 in 5 women who have mammograms every 2 years will have to undergo follow up evaluation for a false positive finding

1 in 5 women who have mammograms every 2 years will have to undergo follow up evaluation for a false positive finding

Suctioning babies to prevent a potentially fatal respiratory disease is probably ineffective

Suctioning babies to prevent a potentially fatal respiratory disease is probably ineffective

10 years of IVF procedures show frozen sperm as good as fresh

10 years of IVF procedures show frozen sperm as good as fresh

Dean of Columbia's dental school has issued a "call to action" on geriatric oral health

Dean of Columbia's dental school has issued a "call to action" on geriatric oral health