Heart to Heart


April 2009


Surprise! Heart Muscle Can Replenish Itself

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By Bernadine Healy, M.D.

It's humbling to see medical dogma overturned, but that is exactly what happened when, contrary to deeply embedded thought, scientists led by Jonas Frisen from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm reported in Science today that the heart can grow new muscle cells, and does ...

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biology

Should Obama Get a PSA Test? On Prostate Cancer Screening and Comparative Effectiveness

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By Bernadine Healy, M.D.

One of the most sobering pieces of information from a recent prostate cancer screening study—one of two studies released last month that involved the blood test for prostate-specific antigen—is that to save one life, more than 1,000 men would have to be screened and 48 ...

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prostate
prostate cancer
Obama, Barack
medical screening
cancer

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