The change in mammogram guidelines After a federal panel pulled back its recommendations for screenings, a debate continues to rage about the wisdom or risk of it.
The Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2011
Here, I write about the US Preventative Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines and explain why the Task Force recommended against routine mammography for women in their 40′s.
How to chose a health charity.
How to vet a charity before you give.
The Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2010
The downside of awareness campaigns
Despite the pink ribbon push, cancer deaths have dropped only slightly. And the focus on awareness may be pushing more women into treatment unnecessarily.
The Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2010
There are Many Ways to Share Bad News
More people are using electronic forms of communication to share medical news and updates. Web pages, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and blogs can spread the word quickly, but critics believe such news demands a more personal approach.
Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2010
Hospice Care Helps Patients and Loved Ones
Here’s what you need to know about this increasingly popular end-of-life care.
Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2010
Bikes and Cars: Can We Share the Road?
With more bikes on the road, drivers are frustrated — and cyclists are at risk. Now’s the time for changes.
Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2009
The Trouble With Mammograms
The exams lead to overdiagnosis, causing women to go through treatment for breast cancers that wouldn’t kill them.
Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2009
Blame Your DNA?
Study: Genes may detemine if you’re a fitness fanatic or a couch potato.
Los Angeles Times, September, 2009