Kids with concussions often seek care from primary care doctors; Over 600 Appalachian docs disciplined for overprescribing narcotics;

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> A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that more than three-quarters of children with concussions saw their primary care physician for treatment, rather than going to a hospital emergency department. Study

> A six-month investigation by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found that from 2011 to 2015, 608 doctors working in a seven-state region of the Appalachians, an area hard hit by opioid addiction, have been disciplined by state medical boards for overprescribing narcotics. Article

> The University of New Mexico's School of Medicine has established a Program for Physician Wellbeing to help medical students and faculty members from becoming another statistic of physician burnout. Article

Health Provider News

> The American Society of Anesthesiologists has launched the Protect Safe VA Care campaign to combat a proposed rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs that would give advanced practice registered nurses full practice authority. Article

> Protecting patient privacy can sometimes become a balancing act for hospitals, especially when staff or patients themselves choose to keep key information from friends and family, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

And Finally… Moose on the loose. Article