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Are Apple and Google contract tracing apps available in your state?

The new contract tracing software from Apple and Google is up and running now, but their use is not widespread. They only work in conjunction with official state apps, and

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Adjuvant radiotherapy no better for localized prostate cancer

Adjuvant radiotherapy does not improve event-free survival in men with localized or locally advanced prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Sept. 28

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Despite recent setbacks, Americans’ blood pressure has dropped dramatically since 1960

Blood pressure among adults decreased significantly during a 45-year period, according to new research that may offer encouragement for the millions who continue to struggle to control their blood pressure.

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Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities

A postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination mandates fall short of ensuring both higher levels of uptake and equal uptake of

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As virtual doctor visits spike, concerns about equity, missed diagnoses grow

Telemedicine has rapidly grown as a way to get medical care in the era of COVID-19, but a new study reveals that a doctor’s evaluation by phone or video may

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Q&A: Advances in ablation for prostate cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and we are looking at treatment options. One doctor suggested a prostatectomy, but my husband finds ablation appealing because of

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Primary care visits dropped in early months of the pandemic

There has been a decrease in primary care office visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA Network Open. G. Caleb Alexander, M.D.,

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