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Colorectal: Cancers rise in young adults
The incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing among young adults, while declining rapidly overall, according to a recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Colon cancer incidence rates have increased by 1.0% to 2.4% annually since the mid-1980s in adults age 20 to...[MORE]
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Article 2415 Warnings over drugs used for hepatitis C
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that patients with a past or current hepatitis B virus infection can experience sometimes fatal HBV reactivation if they take any of nine direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis virus C infection. “As a result, we are requiring a Boxed ...[MORE]
Article 2414 Do patient-advocacy groups speak for patients?
Nearly 85% of large patient-advocacy organizations receive financial support from drug companies, medical device manufacturers, and biotechnology firms, and executives from these groups often serve on their governing boards. “If you’re a policymaker and you want to hear from patients, there’s a ...[MORE]
Article 2413 Designed for comfort?
In a celebrated essay titled Anatomy of an Illness, the journalist Norman Cousins described his experience in a hospital 50 years ago as he recovered from an illness. Although he was hospitalized in 1964, some of his observations still ring true as became evident recently when almost 200 ...[MORE]
Article 2412 Elderly on more psychotropic drugs
The number of Americans age 65 and older taking at least three psychiatric drugs increased significantly between 2004 and 2013, even though almost half of the patients had no mental health diagnosis, according to a recent analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine. Nearly 46% of the elderly with ...[MORE]
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Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) provides workers' compensation to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Through an agreement with PHTS, the Trust focuses on risk management and reducing the losses of its members.