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Medicare coverage leads to more screening

Medicare coverage leads to more screening

Medicare coverage leads to more screening

The expansion of Medicare in 1998 to cover colonoscopies appears to have led to both an increase in demand for the screening procedure and a rise in early-stage colon cancer diagnoses, according to a study by Yale researchers.“We found that after the Medicare policy change, the use of colonoscopies went up and there...

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After 10 years of research, a rare skin disease is traced to a chemical used in MRIs

In 1997 investigators in California came across a mysterious skin disease. It often started with redness of the skin...

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HIV screening should be routine

Voluntary screening for HIV should be routine for all adults, not just those at high risk, according to a study by Yale...

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Higher risk for cardiac patients

About a third of heart attack patients also have an active, noncardiac condition that could warrant admission to the...

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