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The body’s overlooked defense system

The skin is one of the body’s important defense systems. It keeps moisture in the body and protects the body from toxins in the water or air, ultraviolet rays, and bacteria. In older age, the skin becomes thinner and drier,… More »

An advance in heart transplantation

Every year, hundreds of people in the United States die waiting for a heart transplant. Most are in their 50s and early 60s and have severe, debilitating heart failure. A new procedure known as donation after circulatory death may make… (Locked) More »

Are you old enough to give up your screening mammogram?

There is no universal age to stop screening mammography, but women over 75 should discuss with their doctors whether to continue. Women who are in poor health, have a reduced life expectancy, or are unwilling or unable to tolerate cancer… (Locked) More »

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