Most Women Should Not Get Yearly Mammograms, Group Says

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations due to growing evidence that excessive screening can lead to anxiety-ridden false-positive results, overdiagnosis and overtreatment. The USPSTF new draft guidelines suggest women ages 50 to 74 get a mammogram every 2 years and women ages 40 to 49 should make their own decision on whether to start screening in consultation with their doctors. Via Time. Posted April 20, 2015.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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