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Dr. Manny Alvarez: Oct. 3

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Dr. Manny Alvarez, FOX News Senior Managing Health Editor, discusses the latest medical headlines:

#1-- HPV vaccine safe, but may raise risk of fainting and infections-- 

HPV - the controversy continues!! Listen, this IS safe, and I feel parents should consider vaccinating their kids, esp. for young girls.

But it's the side effects that creates the controversy…

#2-Could new psychiatric guidelines change the standards for autism diagnosis?--  

These cookie cutter guidelines can leave 10% of patient out of the definition of autism and left in the dark. This could be hazardous for some children because they will go get the support they need.

#3 - Breast cancer prevention: What every woman should know-- 

It's Breast Cancer awareness month again… but prevention is key and serious. Women need to know their risk, their family history, that they need to continue getting their mammograms each year, self-examination is important also, and that lifestyle plays a significant role- esp when it comes to alcohol consumption!

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