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The first states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw the largest increases in colorectal cancer screening from 2012 to 2016

First States to Expand Medicaid Had Largest Bump in Cancer Screening

States expanding Medicaid later had screening rates more comparable to nonexpansion states
During the last 18 years

No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults

During same period, mean consumption decreased for unprocessed red meat, increased for poultry
Prospective validation of existing renal cell carcinoma prediction models demonstrates a decrease in their predictive ability

Study Reveals Lower Predictive Ability for Renal Cancer Models

Prospective validation shows decrease in predictive ability compared with previous retrospective validations
Computer-assisted diagnosis can help physicians detect growth of low-grade gliomas

Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Aids Detection of Glioma Growth

Physicians using CAD can detect growth of low-grade gliomas at significantly smaller volumes
A substantial proportion of older patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with chemotherapy are long-term survivors

High Response Seen for Chemo in Seniors With High-Risk AML

Complete response rate for patients treated with chemo was 69 percent; three-year OS was 21 percent
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
For high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery

Restrictive approach does not increase risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients
Women have poor awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk

Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk

Screening and outpatient clinic appointments may offer opportunity for prevention intervention
For patients with first-time permanent hemodialysis access placement

Many Surgeons Still Performing Inappropriate Vascular Access Sx

About 20 percent fail to meet arteriovenous fistula rate benchmark