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Wearable Technology Sticks Like Band-Aid and Tracks Health

Sep 10, 2019 by Total Access Medical
Scientists have designed an innovative, wearable tech device that tracks movement, heart rate, and breathing without using any wires, batteries, or circuits. The device sticks to human skin like a Band-Aid.
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More Women Should Be Assessed For Harmful Breast Cancer Genes

Sep 03, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to new recommendations, more women should be assessed for BRCA1 and BRCA2 - the harmful mutations in the genes that can increase risk of certain cancers.

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New Global Guidelines To Reduce Risk Of Dementia

Aug 20, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to the World Health Organization, there are 10 million new cases of dementia every year, and this figure is set to triple by 2050. Although there's no effective treatment for the disease, there's much that can be done to delay or slow progression.

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New Study Shows Increase In Colorectal Cancer Among Young Adults

Aug 13, 2019 by Total Access Medical

A new study found that the proportion of adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer under age 50 in the United States has continued to increase over the past decade.

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Does a Healthy Lifestyle Offset Genetic Risk of Dementia?

Aug 06, 2019 by Total Access Medical

According to new research, living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia.

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Hangover Science: The Chemical Effect of Too Much Alcohol

Jul 30, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Here’s what happens to your body when you have a hangover, and the chemical effect behind dehydration, headache, fatigue, and vomiting.

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An Interview With Dr. Teresa Saris About Colorectal Cancer

Jul 23, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Dr. Teresa Saris of Total Access Medical answers questions regarding colorectal cancer. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Medical School, Dr. Saris has been in practice and board certified in Internal Medicine since 1991. 

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Overweight Women May Need More Frequent Mammogram Screenings

Jul 16, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.

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Penn Medicine Researchers Find a Way to Make Some Cancers Self-Destruct

Jul 09, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Researchers at Penn Medicine have found a way to cause some cancer cells to self-destruct, a finding that could lead to new treatments.

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Does Poor Oral Care Cause Liver Cancer?

Jun 26, 2019 by Total Access Medical

Controversy remains as to whether poor oral health is independently associated with certain cancers of the digestive system, which include the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. 

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