1. New Obesity Standards Needed, Study Suggests. The conventional standard for diagnosing obesity — body mass index (BMI) — needs modification, according to a study that supports adding direct measurement of percent body fat as the best alternative.
2. Study IDs Hospital Frequent Flyers. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can take an immediate and major toll on a patient, both mentally and physically.
3. Cancer Diagnosis May Prompt Suicide, MI. Patients with psychiatric disorders and those with chronic pain used a disproportionally high amount of healthcare resources because of frequent hospital readmission.