Tag: mammography

Older Adults Not Getting Preventive Screenings

A new report from agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services say that critical gaps exist between older Americans who receive preventive services and those who do not. Clinical prevention services examined in the report include: vaccinations that protect against influenza and pneumococcal disease screenings for the...

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Elderly with Sever Dementia Receiving Unnecessary Mammograms

The American Journal of Public Health published a study looking at elderly women with severe dementia who are receiving mammograms despite recommendations that this group should not be subject to this medical procedure. Current guidelines recommend not performing mammograms on persons with a life expectancy of less than five years....

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