Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 23, 2012

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1. Kids, Teens Ignore Sun Risks. Most children and adolescents did not regularly use sunscreen despite reporting high rates of sunburn.

2. SSRIs Up Chance of Falls in Dementia Patients. Nursing home residents with dementia face a significantly increased risk of injurious falls if they are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

3. Medicare Demo Projects Saved Little Money. Several demonstration projects aimed at saving the Medicare program money have yielded few positive results, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

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