Docs using file-sharing programs risk disclosing patient info; 2,500 nursing home patients given unnecessary drugs;

> If your doctor downloads music via a file-sharing program, your health records could be at risk, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Article

> Last year, close to 2,500 nursing home patients in Massachusetts were given antipsychotic drugs they did not need, according to statistics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Article

> The Virginia State Legislature last week unanimously approved legislation that would make the state the 12th in the nation to mandate insurance coverage for telemedicine services. The bill calls on health insurance companies, HMOs and healthcare subscription plans to provide full coverage for telemedicine services, defined as interactive audio, video or other electronic media for the purpose of medical diagnosis, consultation or treatment. FierceHealthIT

> A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan shows that HIV can live and hide in bone marrow, and can cause AIDS if an infected patient stops taking their medicine. Article

And Finally... Thinking about getting your rear end "enhanced"? Better think twice. Article

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