A large health-care grant unveiled Tuesday is aimed at tackling an often overlooked side effect of hospital care: the loss of dignity that afflicts particularly sick patients.
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New distress-screening programs for cancer patients aim to help with emotional and psychological issues that can interfere with treatment and adversely affect outcomes.
Also in today’s health news: Patients are grappling with the cost of a device recall, an influential U.S. pediatricians group backed circumcision, and Mitt Romney reversed course to support his own Massachusetts health law.
Also: The U.S. is heading toward one of the worst West Nile seasons since 1999; and Medicare spending growth is slowing.
Also: Patients are complaining about a rise in the cost of skin-care creams; the CDC says a drop in smoking among young people is slowing; and health officials recommend an HIV-prevention pill for at-risk heterosexuals.
Also: Hospital giant HCA disclosed a federal probe; researchers seeking migraine treatments are targeting a brain chemical called CGRP; and the CDC says graphic anti-smoking ads work, and it plans more of them.
Pfizer’s profits, health law changes go into effect, suit over bill collecting from patients gets settled
Here’s what’s making health news this morning:
Some Brain Tumors Are Linked to a Gene Defect (WSJ): Researchers found a genetic mutation connected to a common and aggressive form of brain center.
In Quest to Explain Shootings, Probing Mental Illness…
Many repeat fractures could have been prevented if older people had been counseled about osteoporosis after their first bone break, experts say.
The health law’s survival means more than 30 million Americans are set to seek care from a pool of doctors that’s already struggling to meet the demand from a growing, aging population.