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Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

Stuart Copperman was, to all appearances, an old-fashioned pediatrician. For 35 years, he ran a bustling practice in Merrick, Long Island, where he was revered by parents as an authority on everything from colic to chickenpox. Well-dressed, affable and tan year-round, he was always available in an emergency, and even made house calls. When he… Read More »

Made mistakes? How to spin them for your medical school applications.

Despite more than a dozen years in medical school admissions consulting, I still clearly recall a bright advisee who had improved her grades considerably throughout her college career. But I, unfortunately, had a less than stellar freshman transcript. After calculating her AMCAS GPA with me, she lamented, “I feel like my grades are a criminal… Read More »

Mother was accused of BURNING her sons after a rare condition left them with ‘butterfly skin’ 

Mother, 38, reveals police accused her of BURNING her sons after a rare condition left them with ‘butterfly skin’ Melissa Jaquez has two sons with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa Left the boys with excruciating, blistering skin that meant they could not walk People became suspicious and reported her when they were too ill for school  By Alexandra… Read More »