Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 27, 2012

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1. Prostate Surgery Plans Often Change After MRI. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate changed the surgical plan in more than one in four patients undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP).

2. Men More Likely Develop Mild Cognitive Problems. Men are more likely than women to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with and without memory problems.

3. Mass. Health Plan Works, but Cost Still an Issue. Healthcare reform in Massachusetts — a.k.a. Romneycare — has resulted in a higher percentage of residents with medical insurance and better self-reported health, but climbing costs are still an issue.

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