Prostate Cancer Testing — Yes or No?

by Amanpreet Buttar, MD: Prostate cancer screening involves checking Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in blood and a digital rectal examination in men.Screening refers to the use of simple tests across a healthy population in order to identify individuals who have disease, but do not yet have symptoms. PSA is produced by the normal glandular cells […]

Testing for Tuberculosis

Contra Costa County health officials are investigating a case of tuberculosis (TB) involving a high school student in Antioch.  The student was confirmed to have TB on March 25, and is no longer infectious.  The Contra Costa Health Department’s Tuberculosis Control Program is working to ensure all appropriate measures are taken to protect students and […]