Today’s Headlines: Contraception, Pelvic Exams, Diabetes in Elderly

Supreme Court rules in contraception case: The Supreme Court ruled on Mondaythat requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, a dissent said, ‘a decision of startling breadth.'” (NYT)

American College of Physicians says pelvic exams not required during well visits: But the latest evidence review found that in non-pregnant adult women without symptoms, there are no studies showing that cancer is actually detected by pelvic exams alone. And the screenings are more likely to hurt women than help them.” (Washington Post)

Elderly more likely to be overtreated for diabetes: “A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine, by researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs, notes that among adults aged 65 and older, insulin and sulfonylurea drugs are ‘the second most common medications associated with emergency department visits or hospitalizations and adverse drug events.”’That’s just the tip of the iceberg, experts believe.” (NYT)