Biological treatment of IBD patients through the Financial Assistance Program can have superior results

A study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern University found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who needed treatment with biological therapies and enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting treatment compared to those not enrolled in the program. There are gaps in IBD care. Our project … Read more

With the spread of STDS, companies are rushing to market at-home test kits. But are they reliable?

Among the more remarkable legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic is how quickly federal regulators, the health care industry, and consumers moved to make home testing a reliable tool for managing the public health crisis. But that quick focus is missing from another, less widespread epidemic: an explosion in sexually transmitted diseases that can cause chronic … Read more

New intervention helps addiction patients better manage their health

An intervention that teaches patients in addiction treatment how to better communicate with their primary care team regarding mental and physical health concerns has led to long-term benefits over 5 years, including more primary care use and fewer visits to the substance-related emergency department, Kaiser has Permanent researchers found. The study published in JAMA Network … Read more

AI-guided tools precisely identify immune cell driver and protective genetic factor for esophageal cancer

Esophageal adenoma (EAC) is a type of cancer that affects the mucous glands of the lower esophagus -; The tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and is often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), which is a harmful change in the cells lining the esophagus. … Read more