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Young athletes from higher income families more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries

Young athletes from higher income families more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries

A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who come from families that can afford private insurance is 68 percent higher than the rate in lower-income athletes who are on public insurance (Medicaid), the study found Continue reading

Tissue testing during breast cancer lumpectomies prevents need for reoperation 96 percent of time

Tissue testing during breast cancer lumpectomies prevents need for reoperation 96 percent of time

Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons remove all cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat lumpectomy in roughly 96 percent of cases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a success rate much higher than the rate nationally, a Mayo study shows. During the years reviewed, 13.2 percent of breast cancer lumpectomy patients nationally had to return to the operating room within a month of their initial surgery, compared to 3.6 percent at Mayo in Rochester, which uses a technique called frozen section analysis to test excised tissue for cancer while patient are still on the operating table. Continue reading

Tissue testing during breast cancer lumpectomies prevents need for reoperation 96 percent of time

Tissue testing during breast cancer lumpectomies prevents need for reoperation 96 percent of time

Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons remove all cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat lumpectomy in roughly 96 percent of cases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a success rate much higher than the rate nationally, a Mayo study shows. During the years reviewed, 13.2 percent of breast cancer lumpectomy patients nationally had to return to the operating room within a month of their initial surgery, compared to 3.6 percent at Mayo in Rochester, which uses a technique called frozen section analysis to test excised tissue for cancer while patient are still on the operating table. Continue reading

Twenty-five percent of breast cancer survivors report financial decline due to treatment

Twenty-five percent of breast cancer survivors report financial decline due to treatment

Four years after being treated for breast cancer, a quarter of survivors say they are worse off financially, at least partly because of their treatment, according to a new study led by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. In addition, 12 percent reported that they still have medical debt from their treatment. Continue reading

Transition to ICD-10 may cause information, financial losses for providers

Transition to ICD-10 may cause information, financial losses for providers

Health providers may experience information and financial loss during the mandated conversion from the current International Classification of Diseases to its new and improved version, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study, appearing in the March issue of the Journal of Oncology Practice , looked at coding ambiguity for hematology-oncology diagnoses to anticipate challenges all providers may face during the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM. The researchers chose to look at hematology-oncology because prior research suggested that, compared to other sub-specialties, it would have a simpler transition, due to fewer ICD-10 codes and less convoluted mappings Continue reading

Hospital cuts over neighbour debt

Hospital cuts over neighbour debt

31 January 2013 Last updated at 10:56 ET The A&E department at Lewisham hospital in south-east London is to be downgraded and made smaller as part of cost-cutting measures. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also said the maternity unit at Lewisham would be replaced with a midwife-led facility. Continue reading

NHS no confidence vote deferred

NHS no confidence vote deferred

28 January 2013 Last updated at 06:26 ET A motion of no confidence in NHS managers in north Wales has been deferred by councillors after both sides agreed to hold talks. Continue reading

Patients face specialist ops wait

Patients face specialist ops wait

24 January 2013 Last updated at 06:52 ET By Owain Clarke BBC Wales health correspondent Hospitals in England providing specialist care for Welsh patients have been told to delay some operations. BBC Wales can reveal that health managers have threatened not to pay English trusts if they treat patients too quickly Continue reading

Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities

Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities

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Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities

Business, government can span tech divide for people with disabilities

Jan. 22, 2013 — Forging public and private partnerships that encourage broadband access for people with disabilities may help bridge a technological divide that hinders them from reaching their potential, according to an international team of researchers. Besides connecting people who have disabilities with resources that may help them become more independent, equipping them with broadband technology also can benefit society and ease the financial burden on taxpayers, said Krishna Jayakar, associate professor of communications, Penn State Continue reading