Docs rarely help patients quit smoking; Electronic interventions improve teens' health;

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> According to a recent survey, only 39 percent of lung cancer doctors regularly provide their patients with assistance to quit smoking, HealthDay News reported. Article

> Physicians' healthy habits may be contagious, Medscape Today reported. Article

> Avoid costly mistakes related to your office's leave-management policy, the Society for Human Resource Management advised. Post

Provider News

> With the scope of practice expanding and the number of nurse-run practices growing, pressure is mounting for the U.S. healthcare system to embrace more high-level roles for nuses in delivering care, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> When Independence Blue Cross launched its patient-centered medical home program three years ago, it set out to reach a lofty goal--transforming every primary care provider into a fully functional PCMH. FierceHealthPayer caught up with Rich Snyder, chief medical officer for IBC, to find out how the insurer's medical home program has fared since last year. Interview

Health IT News

> A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics concluded that interventions using electronic media can improve health and safety behaviors in young people, but that higher-quality, more rigorous interventions are necessary for continued promotion of behavior change, FierceHealthIT reported. Article

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