Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Medical Results, Hospital Readmission

A ten-year analysis of U.S. nursing facility data finds that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of death and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents. According to the Aug. 29, 2018 article appearing, in JAMA Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers found that 58 percent of…

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Heat-Related Illnesses Soar in Summer Months

Over the years, there have been higher-than-average temperatures, warmer summers, and more extreme-heat days. These changing conditions can cause more illnesses and deaths, especially for older Rhode Islanders and for those who have cardiac or breathing problems. According to States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card, the Ocean State has more than 26,000 people who…

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