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From hospital bed, cancer patient presses device suit that blames N.J. doctors, manufacturer

Viviana Ruscitto, the mother of a toddler, is fighting for her life in a New York hospital bed. She is suffering from a highly aggressive form of cancer that, she believes, was spread by a device used during what was supposed to be a routine hysterectomy....

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Both sidewalks and crosswalks dangerous for New York City pedestrians

As the seasons change, cooler weather returns and children head back to school. This brings New Yorkers out of their homes and onto the public sidewalks and streets. Unfortunately, too many of those walking to school or work suffer serious injuries in New York City pedestrian accidents every year...

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Biking in NYC: Citi Bike logs a million miles in less than a month

City officials report that people using New York City's new bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, have logged more than a million miles in less than a month. The program launched May 27 for annual members and June 2 for everyone else. Citi Bike currently offers 6,000 cobalt-blue bikes at 330 stations in Manhattan south of 59th Street and parts of Brooklyn, but there are plans to expand to 10,000 bikes and 600 stations...

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Breast cancer misdiagnosis: a leading cause of radiologists' malpractice

The radiologist plays an important role in the war against breast cancer. Patients rely on him or her to competently identify any cancers as early as possible in order to have the best chances of recovery. Unfortunately, a recent study found that most of the medical malpractice lawsuits against radiologists are filed because of breast cancer misdiagnosis...

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"Breast cancer gene" may have implications for early cancer diagnosis

As science progresses to new levels, the predictive potential of genetic testing is being increasingly utilized in the medical field. One of the tools being used to prevent delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is DNA screening for the so-called "breast cancer gene" ...

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Pedestrian and Cycling Fatalities on the Rise in New York City

If you have ever been to New York City, you know that the city is extremely walker friendly; you do not need a vehicle to get from borough to borough. In fact, many believe that biking and walking help make the city a healthier and safer place. However, new data suggests that the increase in walkers and bikers is actually leading to more fatalities on the New York City roads.

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