Today's Health News

Health Care Use, Costs Increase 20-Fold After Firearm Injury

Findings compared six months before and after injury across patients in five states

Young Women Benefit From Surgery for Breast Asymmetry

Benefits seen in physical, mental health, social functioning for up to five years after surgery

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals 247 Percent of Medicare

Relative prices average 231, 267 percent of what Medicare would pay for inpatient, outpatient services

Suicidal Behaviors, Deaths Lower for Childhood Cancer Survivors

But prevalence of suicidal ideation similar for childhood cancer survivors, general population

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM

Fertility Treatment Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Impact Mental Health

Several protective psychosocial factors can help women cope during the pandemic

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information

Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction

Teens’ Mental Illness Treatment May Not Follow Guidelines

Variance in treatment occurs within and across ZIP codes, suggesting non-supply-side variables

Children’s Routine Care Plummets During Pandemic

Immunizations increased since May, but huge jump needed to make up for missed vaccinations since the spring

Survey: Rheumatic Diseases Pose Routine Challenges

Patient survey shows challenges with affordability, activity limitations, mental health