Analysis shows Black patients are more likely to undergo risky emergency colorectal cancer surgery

In an analysis of data from hospitals across the state of Michigan, University of Michigan researchers found that Black, non-Hispanic patients were more likely to undergo emergency surgery for colorectal cancer than other races and ethnicities. Undergoing emergency surgery was associated with a higher rate of complications, including death. Out of close to 5,000 patients […]

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Brandon Staley defends fourth-and-inches punt that led to Chiefs fourth-quarter touchdown

Last season, Chargers coach Brandon Staley developed a reputation as an aggressive coach on fourth downs, seeing fourth-and-1 as “go for it” territory anywhere on the field. This season, Staley hasn’t been so aggressive, and on Sunday night a decision to punt on fourth-and-inches cost the Chargers. That punt came late in the third quarter, […]

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Even early forms of liver disease affect heart health, new study finds

Investigators from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have found that even subtle forms of liver disease directly impact heart health. The findings, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, help further clarify the relationship between liver disease and heart disease beyond their shared risk factors. In the retrospective study, investigators compared patients’ […]

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