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A radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. (Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP)

Study questions value of mammograms

A new study questions the value of mammograms for breast cancer screening. It concludes that a woman is more likely to be diagnosed with a small tumour that is not destined to grow than she is to have a true problem spotted early.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) waves as she arrives to talk with patrons at the Jackson Diner on April 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: Did she receive the best Rx?

Do famous people always receive superior medical care? If this were a Trivial Pursuit question, the answer would be a big “Yes.” After all, they’re famous and have the money to demand the best medical treatment. But has fame and fortune guaranteed that Clinton has been given the best advice to treat pneumonia? This week I encountered several surpri

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Free website for medical students

There’s no question medical students have to cram in a lot of information on their way to becoming full-fledged doctors, and a new Canadian teaching website aims to make that journey a little less onerous.

Suspension letters have been sent out by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit stating a lack of proof of immunization will force the health unit to suspend students for 20 school days. Reuters File photo

Make sure records are up to date

Now that the dust has settled from the back-to-school scramble, parents are reminded of the need to ensure their school-aged children have their immunizations up to date.

What are the reasons for hair turning grey?

What is it that makes our hair turn several shades of grey as we get older? I’m sure many of us recall the first streaks of grey and realize we are older whether we like it or not. It’s a time when we start to wonder: Is it age that’s causing the grey? Or have we been doing something wrong?

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