Communication of benefits key to parents' decision to vaccinate children; Cancer screenings in older patients may be unnecessary;

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> Parents decide whether to vaccinate their children based on how providers explain the benefits, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Study abstract

> A new survey finds that most asthma sufferers don't realize they're at risk of a fatal attack even when they think their condition is under control, Medical News Today reports. Article

> Too many patients older than 65 continue to receive cancer screenings, tests that may do more harm than good, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

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>  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services won't publish about one-third of data when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, first publicly launches. Article

> Data security is one of the healthcare industry's biggest obstacles, and the key to addressing that is understanding and identifying areas of risk, says Blair Smith, Ph.D., dean of Informatics-Management-Technology at American Sentinel University. Article

> Just as technology vendors have learned the importance of integrating systems, such as computerized physician order entry into healthcare employees' workflow, new research advocates similar attention to patients' needs in gaining--and maintaining--their engagement in self-care technology. Article

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