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Rethinking Breast Cancer Treatment for Seniors
For women over 70, it may not be necessary to pursue aggressive treatment for breast cancer. Here's what needs to be considered.
Polypharmacy Deepens Seniors' Mental Confusion
Too many seniors with dementia are prescribed a mix of drugs to calm anxiety and ease depression and pain, leaving them more confused.
Putting Antibiotic Use on a Diet
Antibiotics are frequently overused, and bacteria have become resistant. A new set of guidelines helps doctors and patients cut back.
Lower BP Early to Cut Stroke Risk
It's not just high blood pressure that puts Blacks at four times more risk for a stroke. Racism and economic stress contribute, too.
Who, Me? Susceptible to Online Health Misinformation?
Some people are more likely to believe health claims are true when they aren't. Are you one of them? Here's how to pick up on sketchy info.
Addressing Concerns about the COVID Vaccine
Mistrust in the healthcare system means that Blacks and Latinx people are less likely to get vaccinated. Doctors suggest a way forward.
IUDs as Emergency Contraception
IUDs are known to be a reliable method of contraception. They are also, like the morning after pill, a good form of emergency contraception.
Online Doctor Visits: Opportunities and Disparities
Patient portals have been lifesavers during the pandemic, but not everyone enjoys access or can book a COVID vaccination appointment online.
No Symptoms, Still a Threat
People without symptoms are responsible for more than 50 percent of new COVID-19 cases. They need to be tested, too.
A Profile of Self-Managed Abortion
Women experiencing an unwanted pregnancy in areas where there are few reproductive health options available may try to end it themselves.
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