Items Tagged ‘elderly women’

April 10, 2013

Mammograms for Older Women May Be Beneficial

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Women 75 and older who skipped mammograms were at an increased risk of dying from breast cancer, suggesting a need for continued screening in this age group, a researcher said here…Sandhya Pruthi, MD, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said she follows American Cancer Society guidelines that advise no upper limit for women to have […]

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, elderly women, indolent cancer, mammograms, MedPage Today, older women


July 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Higher Levels Fat in Blood May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s

By Mystery User

A study of 99 elderly women from Baltimore, which was published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology, found that those who had a middle or high level of the fat known as serum ceramides were eight- to tenfold more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within nine years…It’s not the first substance in the body to possibly […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, biomarkers, Chicago Sun-Times, Dr. Michelle Mielke, elderly women, serum ceramides


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