Does Komen oversell benefits of mammograms in ads?; Computerized brain fitness programs help older adults with memory, language retention;

> Two professors at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice accuse the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's campaign for raising breast cancer awareness of overselling the benefits of mammograms, CNN reports. According to the professors, the statistic that "the five-year survival rate for breast cancer when caught early is 98 percent and when it's not, 23 percent" is both exaggerated and meaningless. Article

> Computerized brain fitness programs are able to significantly improve memory and language skills for older adults when regularly used, researchers at UCLA recently determined. The study's authors believe their findings hold potential for helping aging individuals, as well as those who may eventually suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Announcement

> The Mayo and Cleveland Clinics are among five hospitals to watch on Twitter, according to research conducted by Billian's HealthDATA. Overall, 45 percent of hospitals maintain social profiles via Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Twitter, Billian's says. Post

And Finally… I wouldn't call $127,000 insignificant. Article


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