Today's Health News

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Overscreening for Cancer Common Among Older Adults

Findings seen across cancer types, particularly for women living in U.S. metropolitan areas

ASCRS Updates Guidelines on Surgery for Crohn Disease

Surgery may be considered for those with inadequate response to, nonadherence with medical therapy

CDC: More American Indian, Alaska Natives in Fair, Poor Health

18.9 percent of AIAN adults have a disability in large MSAs versus 12.9 percent in rural areas

Gastric Cancer Incidence in Those ≥50 Differs by Race/Ethnicity

Incidence of noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma higher in nonwhites than in non-Hispanic whites

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences

Probiotics Not Recommended for Most Digestive Conditions

Probiotics for Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, C. difficile should be used only in context of clinical trial

President Says Medicare Should Expand Telehealth Services

Medicare has already expanded its coverage for telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Most Studies Still Fail to Analyze Data by Sex

However, women are significantly better represented in clinical trials

Number of Newly ID’d U.S. Patients With Cancer Dropped During COVID-19

Decrease of 46.4 percent found for newly identified patients with six common cancer types during pandemic