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ACO Enrollment Ups Appropriateness of CA Screening

March 19, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Reduction in breast screening, increase in colorectal cancer screening with MSSP ACO enrollment Read article


Review: Virtual Reality Distracts From Pain of Medical Procedures

March 15, 2018 VR effective for reducing pain and distress of even extremely painful procedures

More Harms Than Benefits for E-Cigarettes at Population Level

March 15, 2018 Estimated 168,000 never-smoking young people could become daily smokers after starting e-cigs

Many Teens Using Tobacco Don’t Self-Identify As Users

March 15, 2018 Those in denial often single product users of roll-your-own, pipe, e-cigarette, cigar, or hookah tobacco

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco System Releases Toxic Chemical

March 14, 2018 Charring of tobacco plug and release of formaldehyde cyanohydrin identified as health concerns

Too Few Early Breast CA Patients Given Formal Genetic Counseling

March 14, 2018 43.5% of women with early-stage breast cancer with indications for risk evaluation get counseling

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

March 14, 2018 Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs

U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization

March 13, 2018 U.S. has higher administrative and pharmaceutical costs than 10 other high-income countries

Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings

March 13, 2018 Fifty-three percent of intervention participants used app to self-order a screening test

Vit D Concentration Associated With Reduced Risk of Cancer

March 13, 2018 Inverse correlation for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with total cancer, liver cancer

More Evidence Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Mortality

March 12, 2018 Colonoscopy lessens mortality for all colorectal cancer, but more so for left-sided disease

Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

March 12, 2018 Strategy used by one practice improved physician engagement and relieved burnout

Racial Variation in Median Age of Female Breast Cancer Diagnosis

March 12, 2018 More black, Hispanic, Asian patients diagnosed at younger than 50 years than white patients

Median Household Income Predicts Survival in Anal Cancer

March 12, 2018 Lower income tied to worse overall, cancer-specific survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus

Odds of Opioid Prescriptions Up in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

March 12, 2018 More oxycodone tablets provided per prescription for HNCA versus lung and colon cancer

Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices

March 09, 2018 Many practices are finding it difficult to maintain their viability while caring for patients who can't pay