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  • New Guidelines Using Biomarkers For Metastatic Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    If you have a newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer, should you have a biopsy of the metastases? Should your treatment be based on the biomarker status of the primary or the metastatic cancer? These guidelines instruct your doctors how to treat your metastatic breast cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has put out […]

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  • Osteoporosis Drugs Linked To Colon Esophageal And Stomach Cancers

    March 22, 2017

    Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Colon, Esophageal and Stomach Cancers A new research study from the University of Oxford’s Cancer Epidemiology Unit found people who took oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis over a five-year period were twice as likely to be diagnosed with colon, stomach or esophageal cancer.  Those who took 10 or more prescriptions of the […]

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  • Cerebral Palsy After Birth Injury During Vbac

    March 22, 2017

    Cerebral palsy after birth injury during VBAC In a recent lawsuit, a family received a cash settlement (in a confidential amount) for a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy and mental retardation.  The case involved a Vaginal Birth After Caesarian or “VBAC.” During the VBAC procedure, the mother was given an inducing agent called “Cytotec,” […]

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  • Depression after Heart Attack is Predictor of Death

    March 22, 2017

    Depression after Heart Attack is Predictor of Death According to a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, people who have suffered a heart attack, depression and had a high heart rate at night, are independent predictors of death.Dr. Robert M. Carney of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and colleagues conducted a series […]

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  • Study Links Genetic Variant To Risk Of Stroke

    March 22, 2017

    Study Links Genetic Variant to Risk of Stroke According to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), millions of people have a genetic variant that makes them more susceptible to ischemic stroke.  A team of researchers from both the United States and Europe examined the data of four separate studies.  […]

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  • Study Reports Preeclampsia Causes Epilepsy In Children

    March 22, 2017

    Study Reports Preeclampsia Causes Epilepsy in Children Prior research has shown that eclampsia during pregnancy causes epilepsy in children born to women with eclampsia during pregnancy.  Now, a study shows that preeclampsia also causes epilepsy in children.  The best treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the infant.  If your doctor did not deliver your child when […]

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  • Possible Connection Between Taking Fish Oil And Decrease In Risk Of Ductal Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    The possible connection between taking fish oil and decrease in risk of ductal breast cancer A new study shows an intriguing possible link between using fish oil nutritional supplements and a decrease in the risk of ductal breast cancer.  The study was limited to postmenopausal women between ages 50 and 76, none of whom had […]

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  • Failure Of Physicians To Inform Patients Of Abnormal Test Results Occurrs Frequently

    March 22, 2017

    Failure of Physicians to Inform Patients of Abnormal Test Results Occurrs Frequently According to an article published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, new research shows that one out of every fourteen cases of abnormal results, physicians failed to report clinically significant abnormal test results to patients or to document that they had informed them.  […]

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  • We Know Upmc

    March 22, 2017

    We Know UPMC In the last several years, the attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC have successfully peeled away the cloak of secrecy that has long shrouded UPMC to reveal a system that, in the view of one recent jury, is broken and badly in need of repair.  In pursuing our clients’ lawsuits against UPMC, […]

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  • Chinese Herbal Mixture May Boost Chemotherapy Treatment Of Colon Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Chinese herbal mixture may boost chemotherapy treatment of colon cancer A new study led by Yale University in the US found that an ancient four-herb Chinese herbal remedy first described 1,800 years ago reduced gastrointestinal toxicity and boosted the antitumor effect of the chemotherapy drug CPT-11 (irinotecan) in mice with colon cancer.  Yale scientists developed […]

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