Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed...

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Stress Connected with Greater Chance of Memory Impairment

If you’re older and feeling stressed out you may be more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, say researchers. MCI is often a precursor to full blown Alzheimer’s disease...

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What’s a woman to do?

And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention.  ACS said...

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Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

via Kaiser Health News The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed...

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Yoga Shows Benefits for Arthritis Suffers

Yoga may be a safe and effective way to keeping moving for the one in five adults who live with arthritis. In a randomized trial of people with two common forms...

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Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise

From time to time, I share articles that I believe warrant additional attention.  This is one of them. by Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News When Michael Kamins opened the letter...

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Does Diabetes Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline?

There is mounting evidence that Type 2 diabetes may be associated with cognitive decline in older adults. A new study in the July 8 online issue of Neurology found...

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Why good people do bad things

Honest behavior is much like sticking to a diet. When facing an ethical dilemma, being aware of the temptation before it happens and thinking about the long-term consequences of...

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PTSD Linked to Accelerated Aging

These findings do not speak to whether accelerated aging is specific to PTSD, but they do argue the need to re-conceptualize PTSD as something more than a mental illness

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Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts...

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Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of  a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. On average, African Americans, Hispanics and … Continue reading “Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages”

What’s a woman to do?

And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention.  ACS said the updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer screening for women at average risk of breast cancer. Details are in the Oct. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association. What does this…

Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

via Kaiser Health News The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed care for the elderly and ill, a poll released Wednesday finds. Eight of 10 people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation supported the government or insurers … Continue reading Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks