Tag Archives: Risk

Is a Colonoscopy Worth the Risk?

This article was previously published October 16, 2019, and has been updated with new information. Knowing your potential risk for developing cancer can help you weigh the risks against the benefits of different tests for your situation. According to the American Cancer Society,1 more than 16.9 million people in the U.S. have a history of… Read More »

COVID study uncovers a surprise: Health workers may be at less risk than others

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Even unvaccinated health workers had a lower rate of lab-confirmed cases than the overall community – 1.33 per 10,000 person-days versus 1.96, researchers concluded Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 27, 2021  •  6 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  38 Comments “We’re just not seeing… Read More »

Heart-healthy lifestyle linked to lower risk of future cancers

In addition to lowering risk of heart disease, maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle may pay off in lower risk for developing cancer, researchers from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and other centers in the United States and the Netherlands have found. Looking at the potential link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer among  participants in two… Read More »

OIG says $2.6B paid out under MA risk adjustment with scant encounter data

Dive Brief: Medicare Advantage health plans billed the federal government $ 2.6 billion in 2016 for more than 617,000 patients whose risk-adjusted medical conditions were diagnosed without their physician present, a new report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General concludes. Further, the OIG report showed that 80% of those health risk assessments were… Read More »