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Majority of women prefer annual screening mammograms, despite potential ‘harms’

Majority of women prefer annual screening mammograms, despite potential ‘harms’
November 21, 2017

More than 70% of women would rather get screened for mammograms annually, despite the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that women at average risk for breast cancer be screened every 2 years beginning at age 50, according to recent data.

The findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America next week.

In the Journals

Hormonal birth control may increase risk for suicide

November 21, 2017
Recent findings indicated increased risk for suicide attempt and suicide among women who used hormonal contraception. “In a nationwide prospective cohort study…
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Age at menarche associated with hypertension, obesity risk

November 20, 2017
Chinese women who experience late menarche are more likely to develop hypertension in adulthood but less likely to develop obesity vs. women who reach menarche at age 14…
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High BMI linked to larger breast cancer tumor size

November 20, 2017
BMI was the only consistent risk factor for detecting breast tumors larger than 2 cm among women, according to findings being presented at next week’s annual…
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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Von Willebrand Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

With the significant variability in the subtypes and clinical manifestations of von Willebrand disease (VWD), diagnosis…
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Question 37: Which Asymptomatic Patients With Cirrhosis Should Undergo An Upper Endoscopy To Determine Whether They Have Esophageal Varices?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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VIDEO: NAMS recommends individualized hormone therapy in menopause

October 11, 2017
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