Top stories in health and medicine, December 18, 2012

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1. Healthy Living Not the Norm for HCPs. When it comes to healthy living, healthcare professionals (HCPs) take a “Do as I say” rather than “Do as I do” approach.

2. Fear May Spur Unneeded Ovarian Cancer Tests. Many women who received indeterminate BRCA test results chose to have additional ovarian cancer screening and risk-reducing procedures.

3. Drain Cleaners Still Pose Risk to Kids. Injuries caused by drinking or eating caustic agents — including cleaners and products used for unclogging drains — are less common with children today, but they continue to be a financial burden to the healthcare system.

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