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New Federal Guidelines Seek To Limit CT Scans On Kids

Similar protocols have already been adopted by some New Jersey hospitals and healthcare providers to help keep children from possible harm. For the first time, federal officials have issued clinical guidelines for healthcare providers trying to determine if a child has a concussion, recommending that CT scans not be used routinely to diagnose these conditions.

Financial Toxicity Prevalent in Older Cancer Patients

About one in five older cancer patients report experiencing financial toxicity, according to researchers from the University of Rochester in New York. In a large cohort of more than 500 patients aged 70 years and older, 18% stated they were experiencing financial problems related to the cost of their treatment and that this was taking a toll on their care, quality of life, and mental well-being.