All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘risk factor’

OBESITY: THE FAT OF THE MATTER

Fat

Nearly 78 million American adults are obese. Obesity is a major public health problem, ranking fifth on the World Health Organization’s list of leading risk factors for mortality. Not too surprisingly, this worldwide epidemic is also closely linked to the rise in the incidence of cardiovascular disorders, particularly heart failure.  A 2010 review in the Journal of the American College …

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Breast Tissue Density: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Breast Tissue Density

So I was reading the August issue of Radiology Today and I came across an article about breast density notification (everyone has something to say about breasts this time of year ) The issue at hand was whether breast tissue density should be part of the plain language report given to patients. For those of you that don’t know, dense …

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