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Health stories for March 19, 2013

3 years 6 months 1 week ago March 19, 2013 Mar 19, 2013 Tuesday, March 19 2013 March 19, 2013 5:12 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 19, 2013 -

There are new questions on the reliability of mammograms.

60% of abnormal mammograms turn out to be false positives, most of which were followed by biopsies.

Of those biopsies, 4% of those are also misread, as much as 10,000 women a year.

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The American Heart Association proposed seven steps to reduce strokes and heart attacks three years ago.

Those steps can also help fight cancer.

They are don't smoke, stay active, watch your weight and eat healthy.

Also, maintain a healthy blood pressure, blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

People who followed six or seven of the steps cut their risk of cancer in half, and people who stuck to three or four of the steps saw their cancer risk drop by 25 to 30%.

 

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