Posts Tagged ‘ risk factors ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fearmongering

It was a Tuesday night. I was sprawled on the couch, watching the clock, having the grand debate with myself about how early is too early to go to bed. I’d eaten much too much at dinner and was feeling sort of gross. I was also sore from an intense session with the trainer. I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Does BMI Really Matter?

“According to the Kaiser BMI chart, I’m obese,” said a friend who does not visually appear to be anywhere close to obese. It was the sort of conversation that made me doubt the value of the body mass index (BMI) chart. Obese? Really? It was the sort of thing that made me question the validity […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Mammograms

Last year, there was a media uproar over the change in guidelines for routine mammograms. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed their guidance to suggest that women at average risk for breast cancer shouldn’t get their first mammogram until age 50, then every two years thereafter. In contrast, the American Cancer Society (ACS) […] Read More