Treatments & Techniques

Steroid-Sparing Therapy Shown to Reduce Risk of Crohn’s Disease Complications

A retrospective analysis shows that steroid-sparing therapy helps prevent perianal fistulizing complications by nearly 60%.


Common Procedure for Gastric Cancer Shows Promise for North American Patients

Endoscopic submucosal dissection was shown to be highly effective at removing superficial gastric tumors and is a viable option for patients around the globe.


IBD, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis: Numbers You Need to Know

In 2015, 1.3% of U.S. adults — around 3 million people — had diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.


Business of Medicine

Vote of Confidence: Hospital Consumer Comfort in the Era of COVID-19

While COVID-19 caused many to shy away from in-person visits with a healthcare provider, a Healthgrades study published in May notes that consumer confidence is on the upswing. The COVID-19 Patient Confidence Study, a weekly...


Knee Replacement Timing Needs Improvement

Many people are receiving total knee replacements too early or too late, study shows.


New Drug Therapy Shows Promise for Cystic Fibrosis

An FDA-approved drug cocktail may provide improvement for many patients with this common hereditary disease.


That’s News

Uber in Your EHR?

Nonemergency transportation system Uber Health partnered with Cerner in an agreement that will allow providers to schedule Uber rides for patients directly from Cerner’s EHR — a partnership that should help patients attend their appointments.

The goal of Uber Health is...


Study Underscores the Difficulty of Diagnosing Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often misdiagnosed, with potentially far-reaching consequences, but early referral to a specialty clinic for a second opinion can help alleviate the problem, according to a new study.


Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates Are Declining, According to Study

Results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 show prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are stabilizing or decreasing in many countries around the world.


Sound Used to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a new form of targeted drug release for metastatic breast cancer patients using sound waves.