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HealthDay reports on new findings published in the journal Gastroenterology that found that colonoscopies may actually miss 6% of colorectal cancers. "Researchers analyzed data from patients who underwent colonoscopies in Utah between 1995 and 2009. About 6 percent of the patients who got a clean bill of...

Sherry Glied, PhD, on Risks of Healthcare Reform

On the Brink: Healthcare Reform Puts These 3 Groups at Risk

Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, assesses the 3 groups that are most at risk in our evolving healthcare system: the providers, the patients who depend on the new reforms, and the middle...
Reuters reports that according to a new study "About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory." Many of the believed theories had a common theme of mistrust of the government and large organizations. "Instead of viewing patients who believe in conspiracy theories as crazy, he...