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April 2017 Archives

Doctors may be better able to identify renal disease

Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease are two common complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. These are both serious conditions, and doctors in Pennsylvania and around the country have not always been able to easily identify patients with these conditions using standard methods.

The importance of defensive driving

Pennsylvania drivers might want to be more careful on the road in light of the news that traffic fatalities are on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, deaths from motor vehicle accidents increased compared to the previous year after declining since 2007. The trend appears to have continued in 2016. Furthermore, distracted driving is increasing faster as a cause of those accidents compared to other causes such as drunk or fatigued driving.

The rise in double mastectomies for unilateral breast cancer

Women who have breast cancer often have to decide whether to undergo a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. According to a published study, despite the fact that they were diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast, an increasing number of younger women in Pennsylvania and around the country are choosing to undergo double mastectomies.