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IMAGING Management

Genetic Testing for Older Women with Breast Cancer

2020 16 Mar

New Stanford-led research finds that about 1 in 40 postmenopausal women with breast cancer are as likely as Ashkenazi Jewish women to carry inherited breast-cancer mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.     The study published in JAMA is the first to suggest that women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer before age 65, but who don't have... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

Cardiology Management

Menopause Increases Risk of Heart Disease

2015 29 Jul

A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown for the first time that late- and post-menopausal women are at greater risk of heart disease since they have greater volumes of fat around their heart. The study is scheduled to be published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.  "Cardiovascular... Read more

Cardiology Management

Better Get Moving: Moderate Exercise Cuts Women’s Stroke Risk

2014 14 Feb

Moderate exercise like brisk walking may cut women’s stroke risk 20 percent and help offset some of the increased stroke risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy.  According to the latest research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014, women do not need to run marathons or do intense aerobics... Read more