Cancer deaths fall for men and women; Life expectancy increases across races, genders;

News From Around the Web

> Deaths from cancer declined from 2006 to 2010, according to the American Cancer Society, with death rates falling 1.8 percent per year among men and 1.4 percent per year among women, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians reports. Abstract

> Life expectancy among Americans has increased across all races, genders and ethnicities, according to a new report from the National Vital Statistics. Report (.pdf)

> Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Louis Children's Hospital will collaborate in the creation of a national pediatric "learning health system," according to the university. Announcement

Provider News

> On the heels of a warning from the Office of Inspector General to do more to stop problem prescribers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a series of unprecedented actions. Article

> In the midst of physician concerns that retail or walk-in clinics may lack the expertise to treat patients' conditions, new research published in Family Practice suggests that many walk-in visits may be inappropriate for the opposite reason--depending on whom you ask. Article

And finally… Freeze out criminals. Article