With Prostate Cancer, Is It Better Not To Know?

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With PSA Testing, The Power Of Anecdote Often Trumps Statistics

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Hugo Campos' implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was a mystery to him. So he decided to ask his doctor for access to the data. He made this image with one of his own X-rays. Hugo Campos hide caption

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Patients Crusade For Access To Their Medical Device Data

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Katherine Leon says she spends up to 12 hours a day online interacting with others who share her rare heart condition. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Patients Find Each Other Online To Jump-Start Medical Research

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Amber Cooper lives in Modesto, Calif., with her 5-year-old son, Jaden, and her husband, Kevin. She had a liver transplant when she was 10 years old and has to take anti-rejection medication. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR hide caption

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Health Insurance Cutbacks Squeeze The Insured

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The Anopheles stephensi mosquito transmits the malarial parasite while dining on human blood. You can find this type of mosquito in Afghanistan, China, India, Thailand and the Middle East. CDC hide caption

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The Ethics Of Compensating Organ Donors

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Terry Dyroff, at home in Silver Spring, Md., got a PSA blood test that led to a prostate biopsy. The biopsy found no cancer, but it gave him a life-threatening infection. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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All Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer Should End, Task Force Says

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