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I probably shouldn’t start this week’s article on tidbits with the subject of circumcision…but oh well, here goes… There was a small piece (I can’t help it!) about the advantage of circumcision that appeared this week in news@JAMA. A report was published about a study that compared 1754 men with prostate cancer to 1645 controls…

I thought using the above initials might get most of you who don’t necessarily need emergency contraception (EC) to pay attention. OTC obviously stands for over-the-counter. The April issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology included an evaluation of proper use of an over-the counter single tablet emergency contraceptive called Plan B One-Step which was…

That one in eight lifetime risk of breast cancer scares all of us. And there are many women whose odds of getting this malignancy may be even greater. Should those with an elevated risk be screened with more than “just” a yearly mammogram? A study attempting to answer this query was published in the April…

Some of the worst hot flashes and night sweats can occur during the menopause transition…. between our mid- forties and early fifties. Aside from embarrassing perspiration, flushing, a desire to disrobe, as well as a loss of sleep, are women also losing their heart health? The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation examined that…

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