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CDC Meningitis Update

A new update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the meningitis outbreak has now infected 323 Americans. 24 have died from the epidemic with a majority of cases centered in Michigan and Tennessee. Read it in the CDC Report. Read it in CBS...

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Universal Colon Tumor Testing Ideal for Identifying Lynch Syndrome Cases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even the best strategies for selectively testing colorectal CRC tumors for mismatch repair (MMR) gene mutations will miss 5% to 15% of Lynch syndrome cases, according to the results of a new data analysis. “Universal tumor MMR testing among CRC probands had a greater...

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Meningitis Update

In an update from the Los Angeles Times, the meningitis outbreak has reached a total of 170 cases and 14 deaths. The CDC reports, “the steroids have been shipped to 75 clinics in 23 states and symptoms take between one to four weeks to develop.” Symptoms to watch out for are fever, headache, neck...