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$80,000 and 5 ER visits: Ectopic pregnancy takes its toll despite New York's liberal abortion law

$80,000 and 5 ER visits: Ectopic pregnancy takes its toll despite New York’s liberal abortion law

When Sara Laub’s period was late, the New York resident skipped things. She had used an intrauterine device, or IUD, for three years and knew her chances of getting pregnant were extremely slim. But after 10 days, Laub, 28, had a home test in early July and received bad news: she was pregnant. Laub went …

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Oncology nurses need better resources to help patients with mental health issues

Oncology nurses need better resources to help patients with mental health issues

I recently cared for a 32 year old woman who was admitted to the inpatient oncology unit 2 months after giving birth to her first child. She had been transferred to us for a higher level of care and had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The joy of having a baby soon turned to insomnia …

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Prenatal exposure to high doses of folic acid associated with increased risk of cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

Prenatal exposure to high doses of folic acid associated with increased risk of cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy | Medicine in 2 Minutes

1. Cancer risk was higher in children of mothers with epilepsy who were exposed to high doses of folic acid in utero compared to controls in this retrospective study. 2. There was no association between maternal antiepileptic drug use and cancer risk. Assessment of the level of proof: 2 (good) Summary of the study: Epilepsy …

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Critical illness insurance policies are becoming widely popular these days as they protect the insurer against critical illnesses. 

What you need to know about critical illness insurance policies

As many illnesses come without indication, people prefer to be prepared for such kind of unfortunate incidents with a health insurance policy. Since critical illnesses carry the huge potential to snatch money from someone, many people also opt for critical illness insurance. Read also : What to Consider When Buying Family Health Insurance With this …

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What is the cause of the alarming increase in cancer among adults under 50?

What is the cause of the alarming increase in cancer among adults under 50?

Cancer is a life-changing disease, especially if you are diagnosed with most of your life waiting for you. Fortunately, only 9% of the nearly 2 million new cases of cancer each year occur in people 45 years of age or younger. However, according to a recent study published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncologythis proportion is …

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When cancer screenings are free but follow-ups are not, patients foot the bill

When cancer screenings are free but follow-ups are not, patients foot the bill

If you’ve gotten a free cancer screening in the past decade, you’ve probably Dr Marc Fendrick thank. Fendrick is an internist and director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan. “I have to tell you that the intuitive idea of ​​having more good things in health care and less bad …

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Experts focus on expanding global radiation therapy capabilities

Experts focus on expanding global radiation therapy capabilities

Speakers underscored the urgency, with consensus reached on the first step: Establish nuclear medicine and radiotherapy systems in countries that do not have them. “Countries don’t need other plans and speeches. What they need are radiotherapy units, trained personnel, concrete solutions,” said IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi , who opened the forum on September …

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When cancer screenings are free but follow-ups are not, patients foot the bill

When cancer screenings are free but follow-ups are not, patients foot the bill

If you’ve gotten a free cancer screening in the past decade, you’ve probably Dr Marc Fendrick thank. Fendrick is an internist and director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan. “I have to tell you that the intuitive idea of ​​having more good things in health care and less bad …

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