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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to evaluate benefits, harms of screening for cognitive impairment

February 25, 2020
In the Journals

Annual breast cancer screening in women older than 75 years may not reduce mortality

February 25, 2020
Women may not need annual breast cancer screening past the age of 75 years, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found continuing…
In the Journals

Potentially harmful ‘prescribing cascade’ common in older adults with hypertension

February 24, 2020
Calcium channel blockers that are often prescribed to older adults with hypertension can cause peripheral edema, which many physicians misinterpret as a new medical…

Dementia rates set to double in Europe by 2050, echoing US estimates

February 24, 2020
The number of patients with dementia will likely double in Europe by 2050, according to a recent report by Alzheimer Europe. The report is among several large-scale…
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