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What is epidemiology?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vital information about the causes of cancer can come from a branch of science called epidemiology, the study of factors that cause disease. Epidemiologists working for a state's public health department are charged with investigating an average of 1,000 suspected cancer clusters every year.

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