Walking down the aisle may help you beat colon cancer, new research suggests. An analysis of patient records showed that married individuals have a 14 percent reduced risk of dying
PITTSBURGH — A study released from the University of Pittsburgh found that taking Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid to treat heartburn could lead to an increased risk of esophageal cancer. Full
A new report, from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, and published in the journal HealthAffairs on July 28, 2011,
In 2010, 28,748 people died from colon and rectal cancer amounting to $21 billion in lost productivity. Had optimal prevention and treatment strategies available in 2005 been used, 3,586 of
The federal health law, which will expand coverage to 30 million currently uninsured Americans, will have little effect on the nation’s rising health spending in the next decade, a government
In its proposed rule making changes to the Medicare electronic prescribing incentive program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is not giving physicians enough time to understand and comply
In a recent study examining the effectiveness of colonoscopy versus flexible sigmoidoscopy in older patients, the colonoscopy, which has long been considered the gold standard for colon cancer screening, came
Congratulations to Andrew Weiss of AmSurg’s Endo Center at Voorhees for his appointment as an officer (Treasurer) of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2011 – 2012.
Melissa Waddey, senior director, Hospital Strategic Planning, LifePoint Hospitals, remains as chair for 2011-2012, and Mark Wainner, vice president, Operations, AmSurg, is vice chair. An initiative of the Nashville Health
Outpatient surgery is one of the marvels of modern medicine. Just 25 years ago, more than 85 percent of all surgeries required admission and an overnight stay at a hospital.