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3 Ways to Be an Empowered Patient

No, Angelina Jolie isn't telling you to have preventive surgery. Her message is far more important than that. When Ms. Jolie used a New York Times op-ed to announce her double mastectomy in 2013, s…

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Mammography: Saving Lives Or Overdiagnosis Overkill?

In response to last week’s blog post Was Angelina Jolie “Medically Hexed?” many of you wrote to me asking my medical opinion on screening mammography. So… gulp… here we go. You asked. Mind you, this i…

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Was Angelina Jolie ‘Medically Hexed?’

In this New York Times article, A-list actress Angelina Jolie bravely announced that she made the tough decision to undergo elective bilateral mastectomy after her doctors warned her that she has an 8…

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