Teddy bear surgery puts pediatric patients in charge; Survey finds doctors unaware of newer medications to treat obesity;

News From Around the Web

> Young patients at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas became doctors yesterday working alongside pediatric surgeons to operate on and then care for stuffed animals during a Teddy Bear Surgery event. Announcement

> Results of a Medscape survey of 1,500 U.S. doctors indicate a striking lack of awareness about the new medications that have been approved fairly recently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat obesity. Article

> Despite the fact that individuals today tend to drink more alcohol as they get older, physicians do not routinely use a proven screening tool to help identify patients who are abusing alcohol, according to research presented at the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry 2016 annual meeting. Article

Provider News

> As summer and the mosquito season approaches, public health officials continue to work to stem the spread of both the Zika virus and potentially dangerous misinformation about it, and they can learn numerous lessons about containing the outbreak from the 2014 Ebola response. Article

Health IT News

> Clinicians at MedStar Health can now review medical records and submit orders via the electronic health record after a malware attack March 28 forced computers offline, the Maryland-based hospital chain said in a statement Wednesday morning. Article

And Finally… Doggone it. Article