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Mammogram Guidelines – What to Do Now?

The U.S. Preventive Task Force Services (USPTF) has recommended that screening mammograms were no longer routinely required for women in their 40s and that self-breast exam is no longer advised. What!? Is this just cost-cutting or is this good medicine? Read this post to learn more.

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Asbestos - Have You Been Exposed?

The folks at Asbestos.com and Mesothelioma Help.org contacted me to ask me to give you a heads up about mesothelioma, an environmental cancer.

If you are like me, when you hear “asbestos” and “mesothelioma”, you think of those TV commercials for lawyers asking you to call them if you know have been exposed. Why all those ads?

There are 30 billion dollars (that’s billions, not millions) in trust funds put aside by companies that either manufactured or used asbestos-containing materials to care for victims of asbestos exposure. That’s a lot of incentive for lawyers!

FULL DISCLOSURE: Both of these sites are owned and run by lawyers. I have received no compensation for publishing these links. I have checked both of these sites out and they seem offer high quality information and resources. I am posting these links for information purposes only. I would like to hear from readers if you are ever solicited by the lawyers that run them. That is not how we roll here at Maverick Health.

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Bloating or Ovarian Cancer? Six Common Symptoms of an Uncommon Disease

The risk of having any form of cancer is scary but ovarian cancer is scarier than most. In June of 2007, the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), and the American Cancer Society agreed on six symptoms that can help detect ovarian cancer early if women and their health providers both keep them in mind. Read about what they are and get some tips on how to avoid unnecessary worry.

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