Category: Medicine

Better Tests for Prostate Cancer

MADISON, Wis.—A test in the pipeline could help avoid the confusion surrounding prostate screening. The standard screening test today, the PSA test, may expose too many men to needless procedures that have potential side effects.

Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

MADISON, Wis.—If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.