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Article ID: 702442

Community Health Workers Can Reduce Hospitalizations by 65 Percent and Double Patient Satisfaction with Primary Care

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Community health workers—trusted laypeople from local communities who help high-risk patients to address social issues like food and housing insecurity—can help reduce hospital stays by 65 percent and double the rate of patient satisfaction with primary care, according to new study results published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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18-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702505

Aspirin alone a good clot buster after knee surgery

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs, such as rivaroxaban (Xarelto), according to a study by University of Michigan orthopedic surgeons.

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Article ID: 702275

Cancer Patients Can Now Use Skin Creams During Radiation Therapy

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive when they go through radiation treatment, topical skin treatments, unless applied very heavily, do not increase the radiation dose to the skin and can be used in moderation before daily radiation treatments.

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16-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702139

Amount of Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery Helps Predict Health Risks

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery can help predict a patient’s risk of several serious health problems. The study also revealed that the rate of weight regained was highest in the first year following maximum weight loss.

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15-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702125

Obesity linked to increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

Washington University in St. Louis

Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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12-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701954

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In one of the largest clinical studies to ever examine the impact of using a blood test to detect treatable mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone. The findings also show that patients whose actionable mutations were detected by the blood based liquid biopsy responded favorably to targeted therapies.

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10-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701548

Hispanic Individuals Benefit from Skills-Based Stroke Prevention Intervention

New York University

A culturally tailored program used when discharging stroke patients from the hospital helped to lower blood pressure among Hispanic individuals one year later, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Global Public Health.

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4-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701415

Could Treating Psoriasis in the Future Be as Easy as Going Online?

Keck Medicine of USC

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that an online care delivery model is equivalent to in-person care for improving psoriasis symptoms.

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5-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701634

Health Insurer Policies May Discourage Use of Non-Opioid Alternatives for Lower Back Pain

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public and private health insurance policies in the U.S. are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.

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4-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701642

Evidence Mounts Linking Aspirin to Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Moffitt Cancer Center

A new study found that women who reported taking a low-dose aspirin every day had a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer compared to nonaspirin users. The research also found that women who were heavy users of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve), over a long period of time had a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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4-Oct-2018 11:15 AM EDT

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