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> Patients receiving a brief perioperative intervention to help them quit smoking are more likely to remain non-smokers, according to a new study from the International Anesthesia Research Society. Study

> Seven medical specialty societies, along with the American Bar Association and the American Public Health Association, declared gun-related injuries a "public health crisis" that needs to be studied "free of political influence or restriction," according to the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Geisinger HealthSystems named UCLA Health System President David T. Feinberg, M.D., as its new chief executive, reported the New York Times. Article

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> Among the 100 top IT leaders named in Computerworld's Class of 2015 Yearbook, five are involved in the healthcare industry, including four hospital officials. Article

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> Although Medicare now offers its obese members with free face-to-face obesity counseling, very few Medicare members have actually taken advantage of the benefit. In fact, just 50,000 seniors received obesity counseling in 2013. Article

> Assuming that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, Democrats now turn their attention to lowering costs. Article

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