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HIPAA turns 20: A look back at its impact

In August 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty years later, with Clinton's wife possibly on the verge of a presidency of her own, HIPAA still...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Survivors of index squamous cell carcinoma of the anus faced an increased risk for subsequent HPV-related cancers, according to a cohort study published in Cancer. "Over the last decade, HPV has been identified, associated with and...

source: Healio

The incidence of cancer is lower among people living in rural areas in the United States than among those living in more metropolitan areas. But cancer death rates are the opposite — death rates are highest in rural America, according to the first comprehensive report...

source: Medscape

Alzheimer's disease, lung cancer and brain cancer — all devastating, all leading public health challenges — have been thought to harbor connections at the molecular level, connections that could explain curious co-morbidities. Specifically, in cases of Alzheimer's...

source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Adding selective internal radiation therapy to standard first-line mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy in patients with liver-only or liver-dominant metastatic colorectal cancer led to notable increases in median overall survival for patients with right-sided...

source: Medical News Today

For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumor on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in terms of treatment response....

source: News-Medical.net

Women who survived cancer in the past 30 years were a third less likely to become pregnant than women in the general population, according to a study into the impact of the disease and its treatment on patients. The research provides...

source: The Guardian

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