New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also found that among privately insured survivors, those who […]Continue Reading ...
A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women. Between 2014 and 2017, 33 hospitals enrolled into the CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) program out of Boston Medical Center’s […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shown that the food allergies that people claim to have may not be true. The study reveals that as many as 20 percent of Americans over the age of 18 years believe that they are allergic to one or more food items. The study finds that the actual number of people […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 — A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight (EBW), with variation in the proportion among states, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Oncology. Farhad Islami, M.D., Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, and colleagues used state-level, […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 — What state you call home may have a great deal to do with your chances of developing an obesity-related cancer, a new report suggests. A nearly twofold difference exists between U.S. states with the highest and lowest proportion of obesity-related cancers, American Cancer Society researchers have found. The highest is […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) undergoing cardiac surgery have increased complications and costs, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in JAMA Surgery. Krish C. Dewan, from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and colleagues compared outcomes […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — For children with Crohn disease (CD), malnutrition is associated with increased risk of complications after bowel surgery, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Mitchell R. Ladd, M.D., Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues calculated […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 — Overall, 12.6 percent of U.S. adults report past-year benzodiazepine use, with misuse accounting for 17.2 percent of overall use, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in Psychiatric Services. Donovan T. Maust, M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional analysis of data […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 18 2019 Payer reimbursement requirements, uncertainties in reform policy, and cost of new treatments viewed as top threats At a time of unprecedented advances in the science of cancer, growing complexity in cancer treatments, and ongoing health policy fluctuation, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) ninth annual Trending Now in Cancer Care survey […]Continue Reading ...
Increasing numbers of women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, but less than half of family physicians provide these forms of birth control, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The research, by Stanford family medicine specialists Jonathan Shaw, MD, and Meena Chelvakumar, MD, suggests that many women may […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Smoking Habits Do Not Differ for Teens With, Without Asthma WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 — Smoking habits do not differ for adolescents with asthma or their parents versus those without asthma, according to a letter to the editor published online Dec. 4 in Allergy. Ulrika Hellberg, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Parents may plan for transportation and childcare ahead of holiday gatherings but are they prepared for a potential, day-after “parenting hangover?” A quarter of parents of young children who drink alcohol on special occasions do not think about limiting how much they drink or whether they’ll be able to take care […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is more common among men, as well as those with psychological distress, mental illness, or posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in Neurology. Chun Yao, from McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues analyzed data from 30,097 participants […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 — Incorrect prescribing alerts for psychotropic medications may be common, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., from New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and Leslie Citrome, M.D., M.P.H., from New York Medical College in Valhalla, examined the accuracy […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 — First-trimester ondansetron use is associated with a small increased risk for oral cleft but no increased risk for congenital malformations or cardiac malformations, according to a study published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Krista F. Huybrechts, Ph.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]Continue Reading ...
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