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This undated handout photo provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists shows Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  (AP Photo/American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where a woman delivers her baby can make a major difference to her own health — a quality gap that remains largely hidden from mothers-to-be. A new study comparing hospitals nationwide finds […]

08/04/2014

This undated combination provided by Hologic shows three images, an image taken using conventional mammography, top left, an image using 3D mammography, top right, with a tumor circled that wasn’t visible on the first image, and a close up image of the region of interest on the 3D mammography. A large study that was published Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that adding breast screening with 3D imaging to conventional digital mammograms is slightly better at finding cancer than regular scans alone, with fewer false alarms. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hologic)

3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, but whether that means saving more lives isn’t known. The study involved almost half a million breast […]

06/24/2014

A mammogram procedure. (AP Photo/American Cancer Society)

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28%

LONDON (AP) — In the latest major study to consider whether the dangers of mammograms outweigh the benefits, experts say the tests can reduce the chances of dying from breast cancer by nearly 30 percent […]

06/17/2014

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