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Advances of Breast Cancer Research in 2018: Making history with the WISDOM trial (or time to weigh in!)

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Because women's health starts with research! 

“It’s important for women to have confidence in good scientific research” – WisdomStudy.orgWomen make a series of decisions based on the information provided from their screening.  Wouldn't you want to know what the best option is?If you haven't done so already, learn more about the impact this important research will have on women in our community.
In support of the WISDOM (Women Informed to Screen Depending On Measures of risk) trial, The Doris A. Howell Foundation celebrated its Health and Happiness Series in June with the presentation “Improving Benefits and Reducing Harms from Breast Cancer Screening: The WISDOM Trial,” hosting three renowned specialists in the areas of oncology, epidemiology and genetic testing.  Led by UC San Diego Health, UC Davis Health, UCSF, UCLA Health, UC Irvine, and Sanford Health, the mammography screening research trial is searching to determine which strategy produces the most benefit and least …

Have you registered? November 7th “Dementia: perspectives, progress and promise."

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Even though Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, it is also a complication of Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and a further cause is Lewy Body dementia. Consider this: Seventy percent of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer’s diseaseIt is estimated that one in six women over the age of 55 will develop dementia, compared to one in ten men.   As much as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research results sound promising, we are cautiously optimistic about the findings that currently dictate the way it is diagnosed and treated.  To date, we have research results that are encouraging:
In 2016, researchers in the US found a direct correlation between dementia and heart health.  In a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that addressing cardiovascular disease lowered the risk of dementia. (1), (2) A collaboration between scientists in the US and Australia regarding dementia-related diseases showed that brain inflammation …