Top stories in health and medicine this morning, March 7, 2012

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1. Time for Attack on C. Difficile, CDC Says. Most Clostridium difficile infections are related to exposure in healthcare settings, although the problem extends beyond hospital walls, according to a “Vital Signs” report from the CDC.

2. Cancer Screening Stats Not Well Understood. Many primary care physicians in the U.S. accept misleading statistics as proof that cancer screening saves lives.

3. Concussion Symptoms Linger in Kids. In children with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussive symptoms may persist for up to a year after the injury and could have an impact on functioning.

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