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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.
15-Feb-2018 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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.
15-Feb-2018 11:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

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 &...
8-Feb-2018 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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:...
2-Feb-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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,...
30-Jan-2018 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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...
30-Jan-2018 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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...
26-Jan-2018 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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...
18-Jan-2018 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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