Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

USPSTF recommendations have led to decline in mammography in younger women

The New York Times “Well” blog reports, “In the year after” the United States Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) “recommendations that women delay regular breast cancer screenings until age 50, the number of women in their 40s undergoing mammograms slightly … Continue reading

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Oregon parents increasingly and unwisely choosing alternative vaccination schedules for their children

The ABC News “Medical Unit” blog reports, “More and more parents in Oregon are choosing alternative vaccination schedules for their children, a practice known as shot-limiting, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Experts say the practice puts … Continue reading

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