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  • ACOG Guidance: Individualize Breast Cancer ScreeningDecisions on when to start and end screening and on screening frequency should be made jointly by patients and providers, given the wide variation in major guidelines, ACOG said.
  • One Nut Allergy Doesn't Rule All Nuts OutContrary to past thinking, it isn't always necessary for someone with a nut allergy to dodge all nuts and seeds, and avoidance might even prompt more allergies, researchers warn.
  • Lying Flat vs Sitting Up: No Difference in Stroke OutcomesThe HeadPoST study -- showing no difference in disability outcomes in stroke patients who were laid flat vs those sitting up for the first 24 hours -- has now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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