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Health Doctors speed up Valley fever diagnosis Doctors speed up Valley fever diagnosis
Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno is performing the DNA test that can identify the disease in as few as five hours, rather than waiting more than two weeks for the results of blood tests, officials said.
Health FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.
Health SJCH recognized for stroke care SJCH recognized for stroke care
San Joaquin Community Hospital was honored Wednesday with the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Health Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.
Health IBM's Watson to help sequence cancer DNA IBM's Watson to help sequence cancer DNA
IBM said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center mainly to help sequence DNA for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults.
Health CBCC Gala benefits children with cancer CBCC Gala benefits children with cancer(Video)
The Annual Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Foundation Gala featured a Mardi Gras-inspired theme with gourmet foods and wine tasting to benefit children with cancer in Kern County.
Health Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees
It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.