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What to expect after a screening breast MRI vs. mammography alone

Diana Buist and BCSC find screening MRI leads to more biopsies, finding fewer cancers, regardless of personal history of breast cancer: JAMA Internal Medicine.

Read it in Healthy Findings


Flucasting week 15: Predicting influenza severity

The CDC warned in late January that this year's flu outbreak is more severe than any other since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and that its intensity is still increasing. The evidence KPWHRI's Dr. Michael L. Jackson and team sees shows that influenza A(H1N1) and B are still increasing nationally, and that the A(H3N2) peak in Washington state seems to have passed.

Read it in News and Events.

Health Tip

Protect your brain by easing up on alcohol consumption—Long-term overuse of alcohol leads to cognitive impairment.

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