Lili Reinhart Is Just Being Honest

Lili Reinhart has been outspoken for almost as long as she’s been famous. The star of the popular teen soap “Riverdale” has openly discussed her struggles with anxiety, depression and body dysmorphia. She has also been vocal about women’s reproductive rights, white privilege, her disapproval of President Trump and the public’s undying fascination with Brad…

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Female Spanish-only speakers get screening mammograms less often than other women

CHICAGO: Limited English-language proficiency (LEP) is a risk factor for getting potentially lifesaving screening mammograms less often, according to new study results using national data. These findings, from women aged 40 and older living in the United States, are presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020. “Spanish-only speakers appear to have…

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Surgery for benign breast disease does not impair future breastfeeding capability

CHICAGO: Young women with benign breast conditions may undergo surgery without jeopardizing their ability to breastfeed later on. One of the first studies to specifically evaluate the effects of surgery on breastfeeding outcomes and lactation capability reveals that more than 80 percent of young women successfully breast-fed or bottle-fed breast milk, including those with a…

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Hospitals serving minority patients follow breast cancer recommendations at similar rate

CHICAGO: Among accredited U.S. cancer centers, hospitals serving primarily minority patients are as likely as other hospitals to offer the standard of surgical care for early-stage breast cancer, according to results presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2020. “There are a lot of health disparities in cancer: in access to…

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All members of military surgical teams can benefit from military-civilian partnerships

CHICAGO: Military surgical teams face unique demands on and off the battlefield. Combat trauma represents 0.5 percent of the 1 million annual military health system hospital admissions, presenting a challenge for military surgical teams to remain combat ready. Previous research has established the many benefits of military-civilian partnerships for training military surgeons prior to deployment…

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New artificial intelligence models show potential for predicting outcomes

CHICAGO: New applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care settings have shown early success in improving survival and outcomes in traffic accident victims transported by ambulance and in predicting survival after liver transplantation, according to two research studies presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020. Both studies evaluated how AI…

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