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New Recommendation for Annual Mammogram Screening.

by | July 25th, 2011

ACOG Recommends Annual Mammograms Begin at Age 40 Years Mammography screening should be offered annually to women beginning at age 40 years, according to new breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The new Practice Bulletin, entitled “Breast Cancer Screening,” is published in the August 2011 issue of…Read the Rest of Article

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Tall Women at Greater Risk for Cancer

by | July 22nd, 2011

Taller women have an increased risk of developing many types of cancer, compared with their shorter counterparts, according to new research published online today in the Lancet Oncology.

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Light to Moderate Alcohol Use Protective Against Dementia in Older Adults

by | March 8th, 2011

Mirroring findings in younger adults, a new study of adults 75 years and older at baseline suggests that drinking light to moderate amounts of alcohol may help protect against the development of dementia. “There is strong evidence from previous longitudinal studies that [drinking] a small amount of alcohol is associated with lower incidence of overall…Read the Rest of Article

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Short Interval Between Pregnancies Linked to Increased Autism Risk

by | January 14th, 2011

Children born at shorter intervals between pregnancies are at increased risk of developing autism, according to new research published online January 10 in Pediatrics. “Second-born children who were conceived less than 12 months after their sibling’s birth were at well over 3 times the odds of an autism diagnosis vs those who were conceived 3…Read the Rest of Article

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Mandatory Cognitive Assessments Set to Become Part of Annual Wellness Visits

by | December 8th, 2010

The Alzheimer’s Association is establishing a new workgroup of field experts to provide primary care physicians with guidance on cognitive assessments, which are due to become a mandatory part of annual wellness visits by Medicare patients starting January 2011.

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