Knowledge Empowers: Regular Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

Thirty percent of the nearly 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer in the next year* could have been helped if they had received a regular mammogram starting at age 40. And, for women looking to take charge of their breast health, MammographySavesLives.org is a good place to start. Mammography Saves Lives (MSL) is a public service campaign, which includes TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage women, 40 and older, to get a regular mammogram, and helps them find an accredited center near them.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Einstein & Montefiore Investigators Present Research at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week

Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center will present their latest research on HIV, tuberculosis and more at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week 2014. In addition to disease-specific findings, Einstein-Montefiore clinicians will detail innovative work by the Montefiore/Einstein Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) to promote more judicious antibiotic prescribing.

– Montefiore Medical Center|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Lift Weights, Improve Your Memory

Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.

– Georgia Institute of Technology|1-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

What to Anticipate After You’ve Heard Those Dreaded Words ‘You Have Breast Cancer’

This feature looks at breast cancer and provides insight on what a patient may anticipate.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society|1-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal Provides Trusted Voice

Aging baby boomers and others caring for seniors are, more than ever, turning to the Internet to self-diagnose illnesses and find information on issues related to aging, without knowing whether the information is accurate or trustworthy.

– McMaster University|1-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Public Feels More Negative Toward People with Drug Addiction Than Those with Mental Illness

People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don’t support insurance, housing, and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|1-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Child Mortality Falls Worldwide, but Not Fast Enough, Study Finds

Despite advances, millions of children worldwide still die before their fifth birthday, with complications from preterm birth and pneumonia together killing nearly 2 million young children in 2013, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|1-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Predicting the Future Course of Psychotic Illness

Psychiatry researchers from the University of Adelaide have developed a model that could help to predict a patient's likelihood of a good outcome from treatment - from their very first psychotic episode.

– University of Adelaide|1-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT
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