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A Cost-Effective Patient Tool for Pancreatic Cysts

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By Ananya Das, M.D. Pancreatic cysts (PCs) are increasingly discovered on abdominal imaging studies performed for unrelated health conditions. More than 120,000 pancreatic cysts undergo needle aspiration annually in the United States. Pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs) account for a large subset of all PCs. PCNs are generally categorized as mucinous ...

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Why Your Doctor Won’t Friend You On Facebook

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Doctors’ practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don’t expect your doctor to “friend” you on Facebook – at least, not just yet. By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Physicians generally draw a line: Public professional pages – focused on medicine, similar to those other businesses offer ...

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