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THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence remains insufficient for weighing the benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation (AF). These findings form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Jan. 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A four-marker protein panel (4MP), including the precursor form of surfactant protein B, cancer antigen 125, carcinoembryonic antigen, and cytokeratin-19 fragment, combined with the prostate lung colorectal ovarian cancer risk prediction model (PLCOm2012) may improve risk assessment and help identify candidates for lung cancer screening, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

According to the 2021 Health Status of Northeast Texas, 2019 data showed cervical cancers carried one of the highest mortality rates in the area, even higher than the state overall.

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Dr. Harsh Adhyaru, obstetrician and gynecologist for UT Health East Texas Jacksonville

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FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of colorectal neoplasia observed among younger outpatients undergoing colonoscopies supports the recommendation to lower the screening age for colorectal cancer (CRC) to age 45 years, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in Gastroenterology.