Tag Archives: HighRisk

Scans That Gauge Heart Scarring May Spot High-Risk Patients

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TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — Scarring in the heart’s wall may be a key risk factor for death, and scans that calculate the amount of scarring might help in deciding which patients need particular treatments, a new study suggests. At issue is a kind of scarring, or fibrosis, known …

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Hepatitis B Screening Proposed for All High-Risk Adults

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TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults at high risk for hepatitis B should be screened for the viral infection, according to a draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Although most people born in the United States are vaccinated against hepatitis B, there are still nearly …

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Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb ‘High-Risk’ Prostate Cancers

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FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking — cholesterol-lowering statins — may help extend their survival if they have a “high-risk” form of the disease, new research suggests. High-risk patients include men with high blood levels of prostate specific …

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