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Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical Outcomes

Comprehensive After Surgery Recovery Program Reduces Complication Rates and Improves Surgical Outcomes

Postoperative program improves complication rates, opioid prescribing, and hospital mortality and increases home discharge rates after colorectal or hip fracture surgery.

One in Five Cancers in the United States Is Classified as Rare

One in Five Cancers in the United States Is Classified as Rare

Little-known malignancies are harder to diagnose and treat, and appear with far greater frequency in children and teens.

New Safety Concerns in One-Third of FDA-Approved Drugs 3 Years After Approval

New Safety Concerns in One-Third of FDA-Approved Drugs 3 Years After Approval

New safety issues are detected in almost one-third of drugs approved by the US FDA in the first 3 years after approval.

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

A diagnosis of a rare cancer is compounded by a greater sense of isolation because patients often struggle to find "someone like me." Support measures need to provide a sense of inclusion as well as meet unique needs.

Plan Suggests Ways for Reducing Health Care Costs

Plan Suggests Ways for Reducing Health Care Costs

Nine-point plan includes streamlining billing, reducing high facility fees, and reducing drug costs.

PAD4 Inhibition Repairs, Reverses Cancer Tumor-Induced Kidney Damage

PAD4 Inhibition Repairs, Reverses Cancer Tumor-Induced Kidney Damage

A potential treatment targeting neutrophils holds promise for limiting kidney damage and improving renal function in cancer.

PAS: Internet Info Can Affect Parent Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

PAS: Internet Info Can Affect Parent Trust in Doctors' Diagnosis

Computer-generated diagnoses may mislead patients or parents, research indicates.

Handheld Endoscopic Probe Set to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

Handheld Endoscopic Probe Set to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

An endoscopic imaging tool in development could aid diagnosis of cancer without the delay of pathologic review of tissue sampling and staining.

Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

Only twenty percent of Americans support repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but overall opinions differ by political affiliation.

Research Shows Temozolomide Has Potential to Increase Depression

Research Shows Temozolomide Has Potential to Increase Depression

Temozolomide, an antimitotic chemotherapy used to treat brain cancer, demonstrated the potential to increase depression in a mouse model.

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