• Study of pancreatitis surgery patients finds steady decline in survival and need for better addiction support

    3 days ago - By STAT

    For some people with chronic pancreatitis, surgery is the only hope. The condition can cause debilitating abdominal pain, and sometimes, push people to turn to substances for relief. But the long-term results of pancreatic surgery, including removal of the shrimp-shaped organ behind the stomach, are not well understood.
    A new study , an attempt to document these patients' outcomes in the long run, found declining survival rates over the first decade after surgery. The paper also identified a mixed bag of post-surgical health issues - raising questions about who should undergo surgery, what...
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  • Long Covid Is Keeping Significant Numbers of People Out of Work, Study Finds

    3 days ago - By New York Times

    An analysis of workers' compensation claims in New York found that 71 percent of claimants with long Covid needed continuing medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more.
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