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Fusion Guided Biopsy: A Smarter Way to Look for Prostate Cancer

Tags: biopsy, cancer, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening, study, ultrasound

Finding prostate tumors that need to be treated versus those that aren’t dangerous isn’t easy. A new technology called fusion guided biopsy combines MRI and ultrasound. The result: a better screening tool.


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Sleep Drunkenness, the Freshman 15 and Other News of the Week

Tags: arthritis, college, contact lenses, eye infections, news, sleep, weight gain

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


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Radiating Pain in Your Leg? Best to See Your Doctor

Tags: exercise therapy, herniated disc, leg pain, physical therapy, radiculopathy, spine

Sharp pains radiating down your leg could signal a damaged nerve or herniated disc, so learn what the different levels of back pain might represent.


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Back to School May Mean Headache Pain for Your Child

Tags: back to school, children with headaches, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines

School is not the only thing that begins in the fall. For many children, the stress of returning to classes brings on an unwanted result: headaches.


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It’s Rare, but Colds Can Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

Tags: childhood stroke, cold, colds, respiratory tract infection

The cold virus that typically causes sore throat, cough and congestion can also temporarily increase the risk of stroke in children, according to a recent study.


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Newly Approved DNA Test for HPV Could Replace Your Pap

Tags: cervical cancer, colposcopy, HPV, PAP, Pap smears

The FDA recently approved a DNA test for HPV that helps physicians identify high-risk pre-cancer conditions and could eventually replace the Pap smear test. The DNA test would lengthen the time between tests to three to five years.


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What Parents Need to Know About School Hearing Screenings

Tags: back to school, growing pains of parenting, hearing, hearing exam, preschool

School screenings for hearing are important, but parents need to know that they are not as thorough or accurate as a full diagnostic hearing test.


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What You Should Know About PALB2 and Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: BRCA, breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics

When a genetic mutation makes headlines, the first thing patients ask is, “Should I be tested for it?”


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3 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Tags: cancer, prostate cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer, certain risk factors can be changed while others can’t, Find out what you need to know, including three ways to lower your risk.


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Are You Tweeting Away Your Relationships?

Tags: addiction, psychologist, psychology, social media, Twitter

If you use the microblogging platform Twitter a lot, your real-life connections might be in danger. A new study says that too much tweeting can damage your intimate relationships.