2011: The Year in African-American Health

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Are Prostate Cancer Screenings Doing More Harm Than Good?

In October, the United States Preventive Services Task Force made a breakthrough discovery that the P.S.A. test — a test widely used to assess prostate health in men — does not really predict cancer and often leads to additional tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain and impotence in many healthy men.

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