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Breast cancer screening; sleep and the brain; equity in medicine – Morning Medical Update

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USPSTF recommendation

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force this week issued its final recommendation that all women get screened for breast cancer every other year starting at age 40. The recommendation is here, and this article is a helpful Q&A about it.

Epilepsy and sleep apnea

How exactly does sleep apnea relate to late-onset epilepsy that affects adults aged 60 years and older? The association is not well understood, one researcher said. Scientists are studying whether late-onset epilepsy could be indicative of other diseases, and the best ways to treat it, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Equity in medicine

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have open registration for virtual participation in the 2024 CMS Health Equity Conference May 29 and 30. The keynote speaker will be Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, chief health equity officer and senior vice president of the American Medical Association. Learn more here.

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