Health Problems

Imaging, biopsy often still needed after mastectomy

(HealthDay)—Subsequent imaging is required for 10 to 15.5 percent of women who undergo mastectomy, according to a study published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Soojin Ahn, M.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of all unilateral mastectomy […]

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Pre-pregnancy health coverage climbs after Medicaid expansion

The number of low-income women enrolled in Medicaid before becoming pregnant rose substantially in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility through the Affordable Care Act, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The results are published online in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “This study suggests that the ACA Medicaid expansion […]

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Eye research targets scar tissue that forms after surgery

Today’s cataract surgery is often described as a marvel of modern medicine, a one-hour outpatient procedure that has spared millions from blindness, especially in developed countries. But nothing is perfect. “Modern cataract surgery is one of the most miraculous human health innovations,” said Melinda Duncan, professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware. “It […]

Pet Care

A Life After Cruelty: One Pit Bull Finds a Family to Love

Julie Sonenberg had been looking for a pit bull to adopt for almost a year—one who would mesh well with her five-year-old daughter Billie, her husband David and their 11-year-old Pug, Milton. “After we moved to the suburbs in 2017, I began looking for a second dog,” explains Julie, Senior Administrative Manager for the ASPCA’s […]

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Texas boy, 2, partially scalped after being dragged under car

Toddler’s scalp is partially ripped off after family friend runs over him A 2-year-old Texas boy had his scalp partially ripped off after a family friend accidentally reversed over him in his parents’ driveway. A toddler is lucky to be alive after he was dragged for 35 feet beneath a reversing car while playing outside […]

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Aspirin alone a good clot buster after knee surgery

When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs. That swap could help reduce the cost of caring for the nearly 1 million Americans who have a knee fixed each year, Michigan Medicine researchers say. After knee surgery, there’s a […]

Health Problems

Stroke care gains in Puerto Rico falter after Hurricane Maria

A project aimed at improving the inequalities in stroke care between Puerto Rico and the mainland did just that—until Hurricane Maria roared ashore last September and further hobbled the territory’s already inadequate health care system, experts say. Researchers at the University of Miami started the Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities knowing stroke patients […]