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Intervention improves hand hygiene practice for nurses

Intervention improves hand hygiene practice for nurses

A multifaceted intervention was seen to increase hand hygiene compliance among emergency nurses and technicians, according to a study.

Minority women less involved in breast cancer surgery decisions

Minority women less involved in breast cancer surgery decisions

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer are less likely to select a surgeon or determine hospital based on reputation.

C-reactive protein levels an independent prognostic marker in melanoma

C-reactive protein levels an independent prognostic marker in melanoma

Link with overall, melanoma-specific survival; increase in CRP also linked to disease progression

Obesity greatly increases cancer risk for women

Obesity greatly increases cancer risk for women

A new British study found that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women, but researchers stress that losing excess weight can lower the odds again.

Over 16 million Americans have gained coverage under ACA

Over 16 million Americans have gained coverage under ACA

White House announces largest drop in number of uninsured Americans in 50 years.

AAMC reports shows gender-specific variation in medical specialties

AAMC reports shows gender-specific variation in medical specialties

About 85 percent of ob-gyn residents are female, whereas more males are found in surgery, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology.

CDC releases cancer estimates of incidence and survival for 2011

CDC releases cancer estimates of incidence and survival for 2011

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that sixty-five percent of those with cancer now survive five years or more after diagnosis.

HHS aims to restore joy of medicine

HHS aims to restore joy of medicine

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is listening to physicians and addressing concerns including EHR usability, meaningful use, and other challenges.

Coalition aims for increased U.S. colorectal cancer screening

Coalition aims for increased U.S. colorectal cancer screening

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation rate in older adults screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

Cervical cancer survivors benefit from psychosocial phone counseling

Cervical cancer survivors benefit from psychosocial phone counseling

A psychosocial telephone counseling (PTC) intervention for cervical cancer survivors can yield improvements in depression and lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns.

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