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Detecting hearing loss, vertigo via blood tests

There are more than 30 blood tests in clinical practice today to confirm disease. For heart attacks, cardiologists test the blood for cardiac enzymes; for osteoporosis, proteins in the blood can signal thinning bones.

Aug 18, 2016
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Early standouts may not make future champions

As you watch this year's summer Olympics, pay attention to the athletes from smaller countries. There's a good reason why some countries manage to produce elite athletes consistently, even though they're drawing from populations ...

Aug 05, 2016
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A pharmacist explains why drugs cost so much

When a nationally prominent oncologist said "drugs cost too much" during a high-profile speech at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recently, no one was particularly shocked. The cost of new ...

Aug 10, 2015
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