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Article ID: 706807

Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

Wiley

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 enrolled in high deductible health plans and did not have health savings accounts were particularly vulnerable to medical financial hardship.

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21-Jan-2019 1:10 PM EST

Article ID: 706810

Less hurricane aid, slower response to Puerto Rico than to Texas, Florida

University of Michigan

The federal response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma was faster and more generous than the help sent to Puerto Rico in preparation and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to University of Michigan researchers

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21-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706749

Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South

Boston Medical Center

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.

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18-Jan-2019 12:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 706738

Body-Painting Protects Against Bloodsucking Insects

Lund University

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases.

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18-Jan-2019 11:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 706527

Is Marketing of Opioids to Physicians Associated With Overdose Deaths?

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Media advisory: To contact corresponding study author Scott E. Hadland, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., email Jenny Eriksen at jenny.eriksen@bmc.org. The full study, invited commentary and a summary podcast are linked to this news release and a visual abstract is below.

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15-Jan-2019 2:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 706620

New Study Shows Physician-Targeted Marketing is Associated with Increase in Opioid Overdose Deaths

NYU Langone Health

New research from NYU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center published online January 18 in JAMA Network Open shows that increased marketing of opioid products to physicians -- from consulting fees to free meals -- is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S.

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Article ID: 706687

Five Things to Know about Who’s Providing Your Anesthesia Care

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

For patients undergoing surgery, having a baby, or needing emergency treatment following a traumatic incident, odds are the hands-on anesthesia care essential to their comfort and safety will be provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

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17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

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