One-third of women undergo unnecessary breast biopsy surgery
Texas Medical Center News
Roughly a third of Texas women with a breast lump end up having an old-fashioned surgical biopsy to determine whether the lump is cancerous. Yet since 2001, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American College of Radiology, and the National Cancer Center Network have recommended nonsurgical, minimally invasive biopsies as the first course of action for women with breast lumps or masses. These less invasive methods of sampling breast tissue provide results that are as accurate as surgical biopsies, the organizations say.
Exercise can be effective stress reliever in cancer survivors
Headlines & Global News
A new study shows that cancer survivors are better off with exercise than being constantly reminded of following a diet every day. Mary Maley, lead author of the study, says that if cancer survivors could do small physical activities on their email fieldown like walking inside the house or even walking down the block, it can be a very useful in relieving stress.
Probiotics affect brain activity
In a proof-of-concept study using functional MRI, researchers found that women who regularly consumed probiotic-containing yogurt showed altered activity of brain regions that control central processing of emotion and sensation. The study was funded by Danone Research. "This study is unique because it is the first to show an interaction between a probiotic and the brain in humans," lead author Kirsten Tillisch, M.D., said.
Thanks to Obamacare, a 20,000 doctor shortage is set to quintuple
America is suffering from a doctor shortage. An influx of millions of new patients into the healthcare system will only exacerbate that shortage — driving up the demand for care without doing anything about its supply. Obamacare is further thinning the doctor corps. A Physicians Foundation survey of 13,000 doctors found that 60 percent of doctors would retire today if they could, up from 45 percent before the law passed.
Kaiser Permanente research method has potential to transform US healthcare system
Bay Area News Group via Silicon Valley Mercury-News
It was a nuisance and David Gassman put it off for three weeks, but he finally put a little stool sample into a tube and mailed it to a Kaiser Permanente lab. It's a good thing he did. The test indicated he had colon cancer. The 68-year-old Oakland, Calif., resident, who is recovering from surgery, can thank an emerging field known as "comparative effectiveness research." Many experts say the approach has such potential to transform the U.S. health system that the federal government will spend $3.5 billion on it through 2019 under national health reforms.
5 ways hospitals can use social media
Healthcare Finance News
Social media isn't just a fad any more, it's a necessity for businesses small and large including for hospitals. Using social media may be a fairly new concept to hospitals and health organizations hospitals, for the most part, are three to four years behind the general public but the return on investment can be incredible.
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