Today's Health News

Older Age, Black or Hispanic Race Tied to Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Findings seen in a large study of veterans undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Ruling did not address whether the Obama-era law can continue without a provision that requires Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty

Few Clinicians Talk About Bariatric Surgery With Obese Patients

But having this discussion is associated with more weight loss and higher odds of bariatric surgery

Survival Examined for Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

Survival advantage greatest for diagnosis at age 35 through 39 years with stage I or II disease versus diagnosis at age 51 to 55 years

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination ID’d Among Health Employees

At MetroHealth System, probability of vaccination up for employees older than 44 years, men, Whites, and Asians

Stressors of Integrating Work, Life Higher for Female Faculty

Since COVID-19, faculty more likely to consider leaving, reducing employment, especially female faculty members

Houston Methodist Suspends Nearly 200 Workers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccines

Nearly 25,000 workers met Monday's deadline to be fully immunized, but 178 failed to do so and were suspended

FETO Beneficial for Severe Left Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Studies examine benefits of fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion for severe, moderate left diaphragmatic hernia

Diets Compared for Mild-to-Moderate Crohn Disease in Adults

Rate of symptomatic remission at week 6 similar for Mediterranean diet, specific carbohydrate diet in randomized trial

Gap Between Mortality in Rural and Urban Areas Has Increased

Difference increased in age-adjusted mortality rates between large metropolitan areas, rural areas from 1999 to 2019