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Repeal and Replace Show

Aug 9, 2017

Health Matters celebrates the Republican effort to replace the affordable care act with the BRCA, which could stand for the Better Care Reconciliation Act or the gene that confers a higher risk of breast cancer. Sponsored by breast cancer screening guidelines, we discuss brain freeze, smart phones, and life expectancy.

Tip: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released new breast cancer screening guidelines for average-risk women: offer screening beginning age 40, recommended beginning age 50. Screen every 1-2 years until age 75 and then reassess. Offer clinical breast exam to women age 25-39 every 1-3 years and annually after age 40.


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The irony of the BRCA

Having a smart phone on your desk appears to affect cognitive function

A higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life