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Today's Top Medical Stories for Monday, April 28, 2014

Another hurdle for women treated for breast cancer and a new recommendation to help teen athletes avoid serious injury.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing a new report to deal with ACL tears in young athletes.
The group outlines how to prevent and treat the devastating knee injury, including less invasive surgery to protect growth plates.
The report also says physical training programs are key to avoiding injury.
Doctors are seeing an increase in ACL tears in recent years especially in female athletes between 15 and 20 years old.

Breast cancer survivors often end up battling a new problem - unemployment.
A new study in the journal "Cancer" tracked more than 2,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Of those who had jobs when they were diagnosed, 30-percent were unemployed four years later -
Women who received chemotherapy were more likely to end up unemployed.

And if you have small children, you might want to stay away from health plans with high deductibles.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says families with small children tend to need more primary care services.
And that means higher health care costs for families with high-deductible plans.
The AAP fears financially struggling parents could be forced to put off health care for a sick child.


(Alexis Christoforous, CBS News)

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