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

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 paying for planning discussions

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

When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the young man to see his psychiatrist

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 that people with Type 2 diabetes had worse regulation of blood flow to the brain over a two-year period when compared to those without the disease.