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Waves of change: Helping staff navigate the turbulent tides of healthcare

With an emphasis on reducing costs while improving quality and access, the transformation of the U.S. healthcare delivery system is creating additional pressure at the point of care — the encounters between clinicians and their...

source: By Christina Thielst
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Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor. Judith...

source: The Associated Press via CBS News

A common heart drug called a beta blocker was associated with a striking increase in survival for women with ovarian cancer in a study that suggests a possible new strategy for treating a variety of tumors. Researchers analyzing a database of 1,425 women with the tough-to-treat...

source: The Wall Street Journal

As options for cancer patients become increasingly complicated, and expensive, the most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines will for the first time offer a tool to assess the costs versus benefits of available therapies. The...

source: Reuters via Fox News

People with autism may be more likely to think outside the box than people without the disorder, a British study suggests. Researchers surveyed 312 people online, asking if they had autism and assessing whether they might have some traits of the disorder even if they hadn’t...

source: Reuters

Couples who share the responsibilities of child care end up feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their overall relationship, new research suggests. The finding applies to both married couples and couples who are living together, and stems from responses...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report

Parents are too often out of touch with the mental health pressures faced by girls and young women, suggests research. Self-harm was the biggest health concern for girls aged 11-21, according to the Girlguiding Girls' Attitudes Survey 2015. Researchers questioned a representative...

source: BBC News


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