Imperial Valley News
Austin, Texas - Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate how cells function, a finding that might help advance an experimental approach to improving public health: DNA vaccines, which could be more efficient, less expensive and easier to store than traditional vaccines.
Baltimore, Maryland - Those who possess a low sense of purpose in life are more likely to die or have heart attacks or strokes.
Baltimore, Maryland - People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have lower brain volumes by the time they hit 60, an indicator of accelerated brain aging, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.
Dallas, Texas - Going home from the hospital doesn’t mean leaving behind the healthcare and technology that can help in heart disease and stroke recovery, thanks to a new American Heart Association initiative. Connected Heart Health™ extends research-proven care beyond the healthcare setting by giving people information and resources to better manage their care themselves.
New Systemic Adjuvant Therapy in Gastrointestinal Tumors (GISTs) Increasing, Leading to Better Survival
Atlanta, Georgia - A new American Cancer Society study finds that the use of adjuvant systemic therapy for localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs ) has significantly increased over time and that patients treated with the therapy have better survival than those treated with surgery alone. The study, which appears early online in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, also finds that older patients and minorities are less likely to receive adjuvant therapy for GISTs.
Chicago, Illinois - The American Medical Association (AMA) and 99 state and specialty societies urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today to address several of their concerns about the potential impact of the transition to the ICD-10 code set. The groups are worried there are not sufficient contingency plans in place to avoid anticipated failures that could result in a significant, multi-billion dollar disruption for physicians and serious access to care issues for Medicare patients.