AGA reveals awards recipients, new honor for achievements in diversity

The AGA announced the recipients of its 2021 recognition prizes given annually to physicians who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of gastroenterology.“The 2021 AGA Recognition Prize winners represent only a small group of our widely distinguished and exceptional members who help make AGA such an accomplished organization. We are honored that…

Social vulnerability linked to poorer outcomes after cancer surgery

Only about half of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent surgery for cancer achieved optimal outcomes, according to study results published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Social vulnerability appeared associated with poorer outcomes, and this association appeared most pronounced among “non-white” patients.“The key take-home message is that health care providers need to conceive of health…