Consumer Reports Health News

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH TO YOURSELF Sure, it’s the season of giving, but what about that most special of gift recipients—you? This season, ConsumerReportsHealth.org is recommending 12 health-enhancing gifts you can feel good about buying yourself this holiday season or anytime. All are based on the organization’s independent testing…
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Mammography Recommendations Spur Debate

Recent news that a federal government panel has proposed major changes in screening recommendations for breast cancer has spurred much discussion among those in the cancer community. The U.S Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), in a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, now recommends that routine mammography screening…
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Death Sentence for Many Black Women

Black Women’s Health Imperative Calls New Mammogram Guidelinesa Death Sentence for Many Black Women   The Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative) finds the recent announcement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updating its 2002 breast cancer screening recommendations unacceptable.   These recommendations, which are being supported by several…
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Binge Drinking Among Baby Boomers

Binge drinking, as was always associated with the college youth, is now a growing epidemic among the baby boomers and older generations. A newly released study by Duke University Medical Center researchers has shown that out of tested 11,000 Americans, 23 percent of men aged 50 to 64 have admitted…
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