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Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths Up During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. due to factors other than an aging population increased during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, reversing prior trends and widening racial and ethnic disparities, new research shows.


Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Erases Disparities in Outcomes

Colorectal cancer disparities between Black and white adults were eliminated in Kaiser Permanente Northern California members after the health care system instituted a regionwide, structured colorectal cancer screening program, new research shows.


Risk Score Assigns Surgery Patients to Best Level of Preoperative Counseling

A clinical decision support tool (CAST) developed with predictive analytics could lead to more consistent patient preparation for elective surgery and reduce complications, according to recently published TPMG research.