WV nurse sues over mandatory flu vaccine; Recession had little effect on employee health;

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> A nurse from South Charleston, West Virginia sued the hospital where she works, claiming it made her get a flu shot despite the fact she suffers from severe allergies, according to the West Virginia Gazette. Article

> New research found the recession had little impact on the health of workers who kept their jobs during the 2007-2009 period, according to the American Sociological Association. Announcement

> Hospital patients are 70 percent more likely to give up smoking with simple measures like free smoking cessation medication, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study abstract

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> Amid evidence that better care coordination means improved outcomes, and fewer mistakes and costly hospitalizations, the Obama administration issued a policy change whereby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Sericies will pay physicians a monthly fee to coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions, the New York Times reported. Article

> The patient-centered medical home is touted as a way to revitalize primary care in a post-Affordable Care Act world, but there isn't necessarily one best method for practices to adopt the model, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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