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Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel

February 20, 2018
Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say. That represents no change in advice from the 2012 guidelines or the task force's draft recommendations issued in the...

Experts: Pre-existing coverage in House GOP bill would fall far short

August 16, 2017
The $23 billion included in the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pay for people with pre-existing chronic health conditions will only cover about 5% of the estimated 2.2 million people who need insurance, a new analysis concluded.

Women Opt To Skip Pelvic Exams When Told They Have Little Benefit

By Patti Neighmond on May 18, 2017
This is a story about conflicting medical advice. One group of doctors, represented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recommends yearly pelvic exams for all women 21 years of age and older, whether they have symptoms of disease or not.

Experts: Pre-existing coverage in House GOP bill would fall far short

By Jayne O'Donnell on May 04, 2017
The $23 billion included in the House Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pay for people with pre-existing chronic health conditions will only cover about 5% of the estimated 2.2 million people who need insurance, a new analysis concluded.

Survey reveals how many doctors receive money, gifts from drugmakers

By Dennis Thompson on May 03, 2017
About half of U.S. doctors received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015, amounting to $2.4 billion, a new study reports. Those payments and gifts very likely encourage doctors to prescribe pricey brand-name drugs and devices pushed by sales representatives, a...

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