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HER2 Gene Amplification in Breast Cancer

Data suggests that almost 10% of breast cancers referred for HER2 testing present equivocal results. The authors provide recommendations for diagnosing these problematic cases.

Alcohol Consumption Over Time and Risk of Death

While many studies have examined the association between alcohol intake and mortality, this meta-analysis looks at consumption over a prolonged period of time, rather than current use.

Surgical Safety Checklists

Surgical checklists can make a substantial difference to patient safety, but implementation requires flexibility.

The First Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

In the 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, what more have we learned about the dangers of smoking, and what can public health clinicians do to continue to encourage patients to quit smoking?