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Are Dense-Breast, Right-to-Know Laws Helpful?

In a victory for the dense-breast patient movement, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed legislation last week requiring that doctors who discover that women have dense breasts on mammography must inform women that: dense breasts are a risk factor for breast … Continue reading

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MR Imaging, Electronic Test Ordering Creates Waste

Waste is what you get with rampant, uncritical use of MRI and health information technology, according to two papers out this week.  The authors of a companion editorial to one of the papers even go so far as to suggest … Continue reading

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