|Updated: 10/01/2012 5:45 pm
||Published: 10/01/2012 4:48 pm
October marks breast cancer awareness month.
And the CDC says regular mammograms are still the best tests physicians use to find early cases of breast cancer.
According to the guidelines women should have mammograms every two years after the age of 50.
After 74, there is no need, unless a woman is at high risk.
If breast cancer runs in your family doctors may suggest a mammogram before the age of 50.
There are three types of mammograms: screen-film, digital, and a new 3D image.
You should talk to your doctor to see which type of mammography is the best for you.
The number of kids hospitalized for serious injuries resulting from abuse is on the rise.
That's according to records from 2500 U.S. hospitals.
In 2009, 6.4 out of every 100,000 kids were hospitalized for serious injuries stemming from abuse.
That's compared to 6.1 out of every 100,000 kids in 1997.
The most common injuries are fractures, open wounds and traumatic brain injuries.
The increase in serious injuries comes despite previous research suggesting fewer kids are mistreated now than in the past.
Size does matter, especially when it comes to food.
And there are some things you can do to develop proper portion control.
Dietitians say plastic baggies work great to portion things like cereal or snacks.
Using smaller plates can help too.
Studies have shown the bigger the plate, the more food you're probably going to put on it.
Kirkpatrick says you're also less likely to get more food if you know you'll have to go through the process of getting it out of the fridge, taking it from a container, and heating it up.