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Focused cardiac ultrasonography can discriminate LVSF

(HealthDay)—Focused cardiac ultrasonographic (FoCUS) examination can be used by trained internal medicine physicians to discriminate normal from reduced left ventricular systolic function (LVSF), according to a study published ...

Jan 23, 2016
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False-positive mammography results are common

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing digital mammography screening, false-positive results are common, especially among younger women and those with risk factors, according to research published online Jan. 12 in the Annals ...

Jan 12, 2016
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More research needed on evaluation of dense breasts

A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women ...

Jan 11, 2016
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Researchers argue in defense of the annual check-up

(HealthDay)—Arguments urging doctors to abandon routine physical exams are based on insufficient evidence, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online Jan. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Jan 05, 2016
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