Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 17, 2012

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1. Hospice Care: More Patients, Less Time. Hospice use may be slowly rising in the U.S., but for shorter periods of time, which could shortchange patients.

2. ADHD Drug Rarely Prompts ECG Screen. Most pediatricians bypass the ECG before starting kids on stimulant medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

3. ACA to Bring Influx of Diabetics to Medicaid. Health reform will increase the number of uninsured adults with diabetes who will be covered by Medicaid.

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