Top stories in health and medicine this morning, May 21, 2012

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1. Genetic Testing May Not Drive Up Health Costs. Having the results of a personalized genetic test did not drive patients to utilize potentially costly follow-up healthcare services.

2. CDC: Test All ‘Boomers’ for Hepatitis C Infection. With “baby boomers” believed to account for 75% of the hepatitis C infected population in the U.S. — the CDC is recommending that everyone ages 47 to 67 be tested for infection.

3. Junk Food Not Cheaper Than Healthy Food. It doesn’t cost any more to eat healthy food than it does to eat junk food, a government study found, casting doubt on the popular belief that many people can’t afford healthful foods.

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