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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 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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Women account for two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases and two-thirds of all caregivers. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Sixth Leading Killer

Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths Is on the Rise The rate of death from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States increased by more than 50 percent in the past 15 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In part, it is because Americans are living
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