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USPSTF: Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention Beneficial in Younger Patients


There is sufficient evidence indicating that behavioral counseling interventions lead to a moderate increase in sun protection behaviors among individuals with fair skin types aged 6 months to 24 years.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Skin Cancer

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Skin Cancer

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes Predict Melanoma Prognosis in Men

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The study may be limited by misclassification bias resulting from potential variability in tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) classification, as well as selection bias resulting from the inclusion of only patients with TIL data.

Skin Cancer

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Because sexual minority men show increased rates of skin cancer, investigators performed a cross-sectional analysis on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Surveys.

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Skin Cancer

Self-Examination Key to Fewer Follow-Up Visits After Melanoma Excision

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Skin Cancer

Hydrochlorothiazide Tied to Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Risk

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Skin Cancer

Strong Social Networks Benefit Teen Cancer Survivors

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