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Younger Women Often Ignore Early Heart Attack Signs

Women between the ages of 30 and 55 tend to ignore early heart attack symptoms, which may be part of the reason more young women die from heart attacks than young men, according to new research by Yale School of Public Health. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Yale Study Finds 3D Mammography Decreases False Alarms

Three-dimensional mammography used in conjunction with conventional mammography reduced the rate of false alarms by more than a third compared to women who underwent traditional mammography alone, according to a new study from Yale School of Medicine published in the January issue of the journal Radiology. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise, As Mother-Baby Support Systems Expand

Amy Devoe breastfeeds Zoe, five months.

Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA’s Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory. “Small victory for today. I actually breastfed in the open with my husband and day care provider in the same room (with a nursing cover, of course), but I haven't done that yet, so I feel good about it. “

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Research: Most-Effective Breast Cancer Treatment Should Address Obesity, Integrate Exercise

Yale cancer scientist Melinda Irwin says that the connection between obesity and cancer are so strong -- as are recent findings about the effectiveness of exercise and diet in treating cancer -- that pharmaceutical companies should be required to include these two lifestyle components in drug trials. (more…) Continue Reading →

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