USPSTF still advises against COPD screening for asymptomatic adults

(HealthDay)—The U.S Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening asymptomatic adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Nov. 2 by the USPSTF. Jennifer S. Lin, M.D., from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, and colleagues conducted a targeted evidence update to support updating […]

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D-dimer test still helpful to rule out pulmonary embolisms in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A screening blood test originally validated in seriously ill patients without COVID-19 is still clinically useful for ruling out pulmonary embolism in patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, a University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine research team reports. Principal investigator Asa Oxner, MD, and USF Health colleagues published a single-center, diagnostic study Oct. 8 in JAMA […]

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Dave Bautista Shows Hes Still Ripped Like Drax in a New Shirtless Selfie

At 52, Dave Bautista doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. He’s a six-time WWE champion and future hall of famer who parlayed his legendary success in the ring into an acting career in Marvel blockbusters such as Guardians of the Galaxy and cerebral sci-fi in Blade Runner: 2049. These days he’s working with writer/director Rian Johnson and a stacked […]

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Even though mass testing for COVID isn’t always accurate, it could still be useful

The mass testing of asymptomatic people for COVID-19 in the UK was thrown into question by a recent study. In a pilot in Liverpool, over half the cases weren’t picked up, leading some to question whether using tests that perform poorly is the best use of resources. The tests involved in this study were antigen tests. These see whether someone […]

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ACA reduced out-of-pocket health costs for families with kids, but they still need help

The percentage of low- and middle-income families with children that had burdensome out-of-pocket health care costs fell following the 2014 implementation of the health insurance marketplaces and Medicaid expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare, according to a new study by Lauren Wisk, an assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and […]

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