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June 21, 2022

Weekly review: Why Covid-19 'delayed positives' are on the rise

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    The best children's hospitals of 2022, debunking common cancer myths, and more.

    Why Covid-19 'delayed positives' are on the rise (Monday, June 13)

    In recent months, experts have seen an increased prevalence of "delayed positivity," where individuals test negative for the coronavirus early in their illness before testing positive several days later, Katherine Wu writes for The Atlantic.

    18 common cancer myths, debunked (Tuesday, June 14)

    After receiving a cancer diagnosis, many patients must navigate "outdated myths" about the disease and related treatments. Writing for the Washington Post, Marlene Cimons debunks some of the most common myths about cancer.

    Preventive screening is free. (What happens next might not be.) (Wednesday, June 15)

    Many preventive screening services are covered at no cost to patients—but when they produce an abnormal result, patients are often responsible for subsequent, expensive diagnostic tests, leading to financial burdens.

    The 'Best Children's Hospitals' of 2022, according to US News (Thursday, June 16)

    U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings for 2022, naming the 10 best children's hospitals in the country, as well as the top 50 children's hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.

    Supreme Court sides with hospitals in ruling 340B cuts 'unlawful' (Friday, June 17)

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that reimbursement rate cuts under the 340B drug discount program were "unlawful"—marking what stakeholders describe as a "decisive victory for vulnerable communities and the hospitals on which so many patients depend." But Advisory Board researchers Chloe Bakst, Lindsey Paul, and Gina Lohr remain concerned about the future of the 340B program for two key reasons.

     

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