Disease Prevention, An Issue of Medical Clinics of North America, E-Book

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This issue of Medical Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Michael P. Pignone and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, is devoted to Disease Prevention. Articles in this issue address prevention for various diseases, including: Breast Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Lung Cancer; Prostate Cancer; and Screening for Depression. Lipids, CV Risk Assessment, Blood Pressure, and Aspirin for Primary Prevention will also be addressed.
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Jun 9, 2017
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172
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ISBN
9780323531399
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English
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Medical / Diseases
Medical / Internal Medicine
Medical / Reference
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