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If you receive health care in the Northeast, you may be more likely to undergo medical tests that you don't need. That's according to a new study out of New York University.

Researchers surveyed patients with low-risk breast and prostate cancer and found that on average more than 40 percent of them received imaging tests that were expensive and unnecessary. And the figure was higher in the Northeast than elsewhere. Dr. Danil Makarov, the study's lead investigator, says imaging rarely proved useful for patients with those types of cancer.            

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The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has given 78-thousand-dollars in aid to health care centers in Bennington County, Vermont, as one of the areas identified with the highest need for breast cancer screenings in the region. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports...

On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop is Dr. Marietta Angelotti.

Dr. Angelotti earned her doctor of medicine degree from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the New York State Medical Society, and sees patients at CapitalCare Family Practice in Ravena.