Childhood obesity rates show decline; 1.35M young athletes taken to ER;

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Federal law prevents three Catholic hospital systems in Wisconsin from denying admission privileges to doctors who perform abortions, the Journal Sentinel reported. Article

Between 2008 and 2011, the obesity rate for low-income children, ages 2 to 4, declined in 19 of 43 states and regions measured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

> A new study that revealed a lifetime risk of 59.1% for chronic kidney disease has pushed the National Kidney Foundation to call for annual screening, reported Medscape Medical News. However, experts disagree on whether screening is the solution and what measures should be taken. Article

> A report released by Safe Kids Worldwide notifies that 1.35 million times a year, a young athlete is taken to the emergency room for a sports-related injury, reports HealthNewsDigestArticle

Practice Management News

> Even if October 1, 2014, still seems a long way off, the time to prepare your practice to transition to ICD-10 coding is now--especially when it comes to training, which will entail significant time, expense and effort. Article

Although the use of electronic communications by some physician practices has led to improved efficiency and patient satisfaction, widespread adoption of such technology remains elusive, according to research published this week in Health Affairs. Article

And Finally…Sharks are awesome? Article