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Insurance, Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Cancer Survivors, Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Affordable Care Act Lowered Uninsured Rate for Cancer Survivors

The percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Allergy, Food Allergies, Immunotherapy, Peanut Allergy, Pediatric, Prevention

Reducing Peanut Allergy Risks in Children – The Nurse Practitioner Presents Update

New prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Long bone metases, Oncology, Orthopaedics

New Tool Helps Physicians Estimate Survival for Patients with Cancers That Have Spread to Bone

A simple three-factor tool can help doctors estimate survival time in patients with long bone metastases (LBMs)—advanced cancer that has spread to the bones of the limbs, reports a study in the February 7, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. Reliable survival estimates in these cases can help prevent overtreatment and undertreatment.

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Stress, Psychological Stress, Mitochondria, Psychosomatic Medicine

Cellular 'Powerhouses' May Explain Health Effects of Stress – Psychosomatic Medicine Journal Outlines Role of Mitochondria

How does psychological stress translate into physical health effects? A key piece of the puzzle may be found in specialized cellular structures known as mitochondria, according to a pair of articles in the January issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Transgender Surgery, Phalloplasty, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery

Complications of Reconstruction Surgery Differ for Transgender Patients

The risks of penile reconstruction surgery (phalloplasty) appear higher in female-to-male transgender (transmale) patients undergoing gender confirmation surgery, compared to native male (cismale) patients undergoing phalloplasty for other reasons, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Breast Reconstruction, Direct-to-impact breast reconstruction, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery

Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction Provides Good Results in Older Women

For older women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction provides good outcomes in a single-step procedure, while avoiding some of the inconvenience and risks of staged approaches to breast reconstruction, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Fidget spinners, button battery ingestion

Swallowed Button Batteries Add to Safety Concerns about 'Fidget Spinners'

A report of two young children with burns of the esophagus caused by swallowed button batteries from "fidget spinners" highlights a risk of severe injuries involving these popular toys, according to a series of reports in the January/February Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Official journal of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, JPGN is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Joint Replacement, hip, knee, Convalescence

Patients Who Live Alone Can Safely Be Sent Home After Joint Replacement

Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery, suggests a study in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Surgery, Mortality, Weekend Care, weekend effect

Evidence Supports 'Weekend Effect' for Mortality after Surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery is performed during or one or two days before the weekend, suggests a report in the February issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Bipolar Disorder, Comorbidity, Predictors, Prospective, Risk Factors

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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