Today's Health News

Lack of Self-Exams Hampers Early Melanoma Identification

Of those surveyed in rural communities, 43 percent intended to perform self-exam but did not follow through

Cancer Survivors Have Substantial Medical Financial Hardship

Financial sacrifices also reported, with hardship and sacrifices more common in survivors aged 18 to 64

Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong

Decline in all-cause mortality from 2001 to 2016 not statistically significant for those aged 20 to 44 years

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

Lack of Insurance Tied to Later Stage of Breast Cancer at Diagnosis

Almost half of higher stage of disease at diagnosis in racial/ethnic minorities explained by insurance status

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Risk for coronary artery disease significantly decreased for survivors with diagnosis in 80s, 90s versus 70s

Satisfaction High With Mohs Surgery for Melanoma In Situ

Short-term, long-term patient satisfaction high with Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma in situ

Increasing Vegetable Intake Does Not Slow Prostate Cancer

Behavioral intervention had no impact on time to progression among men with early-stage disease

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism