Health risks of helicopter parenting; Providers reluctant to share downside risk; and much more

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> By the time children reach age 13, it can do more harm than good for parents to be in the exam room for checkups, Reuters reports. Article

> In contrast to the past few years' mid-December peak, it's probable that this season's flu cases will spike in February 2016, according to team of mathematicians and computer scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Fortune reports. Article

> Licensing requirements for many types of healthcare professionals are in flux, and not all physician groups agree on proposals, Pew Trusts reports. Post

Provider News

> Most U.S. states don't make the grade on preparedness for an infectious disease outbreak, according to a new report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article

> Many providers have entered bundled payment programs in the initial phase, but are far more reluctant to continue to do so when they have more downside risk, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health. Article

And Finally… May the frost be with you. Article