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.