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
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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WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and theSociety for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) have released a new report identifying the top 10 unanswered questions in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease in women . The new 10Q Report follows up on a 2006 alert, published because experts felt little traction…Read the Rest of Article
Coffee Consumption Generally Safe in Women With Cardiovascular Disease Previous studies on the influence of coffee consumption on cardiovascular disease have shown conflicting results, but a new analysis from the massive Nurses’ Health Study suggests that coffee has no effect on the cardiovascular risk of women with known cardiovascular disease . Researchers did cautioned that,…Read the Rest of Article
Pregnancy and Exercise, Update Overdue Recommendations for exercise developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American College of Sports Medicine were established about15 years ago, and it has been 9 years since their adoption by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Finally, new recommendations have been suggested. Specifically, the…Read the Rest of Article