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Latest Comorbidity Stories

2012-05-04 21:19:36

Comorbidities are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a number of these comorbidities are independently associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a new study.

2012-01-18 19:56:33

More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year in the U.S., often resulting in hospitalization, surgery, nursing-home admission, long-term disability, and/or extended periods of rehabilitation.

2011-11-21 23:23:45

Among older Medicare beneficiaries who underwent surgical treatment for diverticulitis, black race was associated with increased risk of urgent/emergency surgery, high risk of in-hospital mortality and higher total hospital charges.

2011-11-12 14:10:00

Burning Tree a long term treatment center in Texas announces the increase in the need for integrated treatment for those persons with a co-occurring disorder. Dallas,

2011-09-27 13:40:01

It's an ongoing debate: Should men over a certain age be treated for prostate cancer?

2011-07-14 13:20:36

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has identified patients who are at a higher risk of morbidity and mortality when undergoing knee replacement surgery in both legs at the same time.

2011-07-01 12:32:18

Older breast cancer patients with certain other health problems have higher mortality rates than patients without these problems.

2011-03-11 08:45:13

Did you know that more than 8,000,000 people in the United States have an eating disorder?


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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