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Our DNA can reveal a lot more about us than our ethnic ancestry, raising concerns about who has access to our genetic code and who may. (Photo: Getty Images)

DNA Detectives

Whose Genes Are They, Anyway? You have seen the ads from companies that promise to tell you, based on your DNA, where your ancestors came from. You are eager to trace your family’s roots, so you order a test kit, send in your sample and await the results.   Your involvement
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A woman pinching her nose while holding her breath. (Photo: Masterfile)

What’s Up with Hiccups?

Causes, Cures of Hiccups Remain Elusive Everyone gets hiccups. And nearly everyone has a theory about the cause and the cure. “We don’t know for sure what causes them,” said Dr. Stacey Milunic, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health. “It’s not well understood.” What
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A closeup of a medical technicial at a monitor watching results of a far away woman getting a mammogram. (Photo: UIG via Getty Images)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Cancer Institute estimates 266,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 — that’s one in eight women. More than 40,000 will die from the disease this year. The earlier breast
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