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In Rome last year even the Pope sent a greeting. This time the biggest cardiologist congress in Europe is taking place in Barcelona. The ESC is a place for science-based information exchange about the latest developments in cardiology. Live on the spot: DocCheck News  more...

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(published initially online on 4/10/17 in The ASCO Post, under the title The Mystery of Grace.  re-published on The Hopeful Cancer Doc with permission of the editor). The day after I told Nell she had seven metastases to her brain, she sent me flowers. She was  more...

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Just like any surgical procedure, a hysterectomy has its own risks and possible complications. more...

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Smoking during pregnancy has also been found to carry an increased risk of other facial defects including cleft palate and cleft lip. more...

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An increasing number of dental offices have chosen to purchase their own cone beam computed tomography equipment and this trend is expected to continue. This is quite different from even just a few years ago when the majority of dentists did not have this high-tech  more...

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The risk of not taking a specialist's advice. Parents put children at risk when they think they know more than a specialist. more...

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There are several types of sleep apnea. more...

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The future of cancer care will mean more cost-effective treatments, technology that improves outcomes (not just a shiny new hammer looking for a nail), a greater focus on improved prevention and screening, and a new mindset: A Surgical Oncologist’s take on what I see  more...

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My patient was sitting in a wheelchair.  He was in his mid-forties, and before the cancer, had held a physically demanding job that he loved.  Now, the cancer in his spine had ended not only his ability to work, but any ability to use his legs. His wife was  more...

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The acronym STEM—standing in for science, technology, engineering, and math--has been getting quite a workout in the current education climate, from the Obama administration on down to the country’s more than 14,000 school districts. Of the four subjects, math  more...

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