At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State University researchers interviewed 30 white and 20 black women at high risk for breast cancer due to family history and other factors. […]

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Virtual Doctor Visits Get High Marks in New Survey

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — The quality of your care won’t suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new study suggests. It included 254 patients and 61 health care providers who participated in virtual video visits offered by Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The appointments are conducted online, using […]

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Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Do you shy away from risky business or cast caution aside and go for it? Either way, your answer could come from your DNA. Scientists have identified more than 100 genetic variants linked with risk-taking, according to a groundbreaking new study. “Genetic variants that are associated with […]

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Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — Frailty is associated with a higher risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and its crippling symptoms, a new study shows. “By reducing an individual’s physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of dementia when it might remain asymptomatic in someone who is not frail,” said study leader […]

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