Cancer deaths decline; In-home caregivers pose risk to patients;

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> The overall cancer death rate has decreased 22 percent since 1991, meaning 1.5 million cancer deaths were avoided, according to new data from the American Cancer Society published in the Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Study abstract

> An American healthcare worker described as "not ill and not contagious," but who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, was scheduled to arrive at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Sunday, Voice of America reported. Article

> Scores of untrained and unsupervised caregivers who treat elderly and disabled California residents in their homes are putting patients at risk, with sometimes deadly consequences, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

Practice Management News

> As predicted, 2014 was indeed a busy year for physician practices. A recent post from the American Medical Association's AMA Wire narrowed down a list of the most significant matters affecting providers over the past year.  Article

> While today's clinicians are learning to embrace patient-centered care on the job, more medical students are being taught and tested on specific skills that allow them to better partner with patients. Article

And Finally… Ain't that a kick. Article