Bug repellent manufacturers anticipate big demand; Family physicians urged to screen patients for colorectal cancer;

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> Manufacturers of insect repellents are running their factories at full tilt as they anticipate a large demand this upcoming mosquito season as people fear the spread of the Zika virus, according to The Wall Street Journal. Article

> Family physicians can help meet the goal of increasing the number of adults who are screened for colorectal cancer by screening their own patients, referring them when needed, answering questions and demystifying the process, according to a blog post on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute web site. Post

> The Food and Drug Administration is holding a workshop today after receiving thousands of reports raising concerns over the accuracy of the INRatio monitor by Alere, a devise used by doctors to test for levels of the blood-thinning drug warfarin, according to The New York Times. Article

Health IT News

> Telehealth and electronic health records are among a number of key tools that can help older Americans live more connected yet independent lives, according to a new report published this week by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Article

> A new executive education program brings Google staff to Harvard Medical School in an attempt to help them better align technology with the needs of healthcare. It's not about learning what the liver is and how it works--you can Google that--the course's fundamental premise focuses on teaching how doctors think, according to an announcement. Article

And Finally… Lucky dog. Article