Items Tagged ‘elderly women’

April 10, 2013

Mammograms for Older Women May Be Beneficial

By Logan Lafferty

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

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


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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