Women who undergo a mastectomy can benefit from immediate breast reconstruction, but not all women get the procedure done.
Now a new study finds economic status may explain why.
Researchers studied over 18,000 patients who had a mastectomy between 1995 and 2004.
Women who had high household incomes, had gone to college, and lived in bigger cities were most likely to undergo immediate breast reconstruction.
African American women were 47 percent less likely to have immediate surgery.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.