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Patients with multiple primary melanomas have worse overall survival than those with a single primary melanoma

Overall Survival Worse With Multiple Primary Melanomas

Median Breslow thickness decreased from 0.90 mm for first melanoma to 0.65 mm for second melanoma
Medicare Advantage patients have higher risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates than traditional Medicare patients for acute myocardial infarction

Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates

Higher adjusted readmission rates seen for AMI, CHF, pneumonia with Medicare Advantage
Out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices

Nursing Home Costs Outpace Inflation, Other Medical Care

Out-of-pocket costs vary even after adjusting for facility characteristics, geographical differences
Overall survival among older adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma has improved over time

Five-Year Survival Less Than 40 Percent in Seniors With DLBCL

Overall survival estimates show steady improvement in survival probabilities in more recent years
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that some high-tech insulin pumps made by Medtronic are being recalled for potential cybersecurity risks that could leave them vulnerable to hacking.

Medtronic Recalls Some Insulin Pumps Over Cybersecurity Concerns

The company and FDA say certain pumps are vulnerable to hacking
From 2009 to 2017

Increase Seen in Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks From 2007 to 2019

Exposure to treated recreational water accounted for 35.1 percent of outbreaks, 56.7 percent of cases
Users of some social media platforms and photo editing have lower self-esteem and increased acceptance of cosmetic surgery

Social Media Use Tied to Esteem, Cosmetic Surgery Acceptance

Perceptions of cosmetic surgery may vary based on social media and photo-editing application use
Morning preference seems to have a protective effect on breast cancer risk

Morning Preference Has Protective Effect on Breast Cancer Risk

Findings suggest adverse effect for increased sleep duration on breast cancer risk
For older adults initiating dialysis

Functional Decline Seen in Many Older Adults Initiating Dialysis

Prevalence of high caregiver burden increased after initiation of dialysis
Different infection types

Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Correlation highest for UTI; smaller-magnitude associations seen for UTI with intracerebral hemorrhage