Today's Health News

Cancer Tied to Higher Risk for Deadly Stroke

Cancers of the breast, prostate, or colorectum most commonly associated with fatal strokes

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later

Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer

RSNA: Brachytherapy Treats Skin Cancer in Elderly Patients

Brachytherapy alternative to Mohs surgery in early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers of head, neck

First-Line Osimertinib May Up Survival in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

For previously untreated disease, overall survival longer with osimertinib versus comparator EGFR-TKIs

Permanent Hair Dye Use Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Significantly increased risk seen in black women; risk also increased with application of dye to others

Receipt of Surgery for Early NSCLC Varies by County

25 percent absolute difference found between lowest, highest surgery receipt-rate counties in Massachusetts

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors

Deep Learning Models Can Help Interpret Chest Radiographs

Models developed to detect pneumothorax, opacity, nodule or mass, fracture on frontal chest radiographs

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care

In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems

Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care