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130930foodallergy1Eating out is fun. It allows us to socialize and enjoy good food prepared by someone else. With our busy schedules, restaurants are an important part of many lifestyles.

In fact, 44 percent of adults say restaurants are an essential part of their routines, according to the National Restaurant Association. But if you or someone in your family has a food allergy, eating out can be stressful.

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Since May 2012, when the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, patients have asked whether or not the PSA test is a good option for catching prostate cancer.

By the numbers
In 2011, there were 242,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States and about 28,000 prostate cancer deaths. In 2008, worldwide, there were more than 900,000 new cases of prostate cancer and about 258,000 deaths.

Prostate cancer screening started in the late 1980s and peaked in popularity in the early 1990s. Subsequently, the diagnosis of prostate cancer peaked in about 1992. Initially, this led to an increase in prostate surgeries and radiation treatments.

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A patient recently asked me how to tell whether her EpiPen® was still usable. Knowing that other patients may have the same question, I’d be happy to provide some answers.

An EpiPen® allows a person to inject epinephrine (adrenaline) into the body when a severe anaphylactic reaction takes place, often caused by a bee sting or food allergies.

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