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Medical Practice Insider explains how to keep identity thieves from targeting physicians. Article

> The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new tool for diagnosing dementia in the doctor's office, the Washington Post reports. Article

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> Patients 65 and older who have ambulatory surgery are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than younger patients, regardless of their health before surgery, reports a new, large national Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Article

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> In the two years since the Affordable Care Act's two main mechanisms took effect, the rate of uninsured adults has dropped in many states--especially those that set up their own health insurance exchanges and expanded Medicaid, according to a new Gallup poll. Article

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> Electronic health records can increase a provider's malpractice exposure, according to an article published in Oncology Business Management. Article

And Finally… Could a thermostat predict marriage survival? Article