1. H1N1 Pandemic May Have Killed Nearly 300,000. A new estimate places the number of people killed by the pandemic influenza A H1N1 strain worldwide at 284,400, about 15 times greater than the number of reported laboratory-confirmed cases.
2. Prevention Panel Tells Docs to Screen for Obesity. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that obese adult patients receive an intense, comprehensive, and multi-component behavioral intervention as part of weight-loss treatment.
3. Liability Claims Drop with EHRs. Switching over to electronic health records (EHRs) appears to dramatically cut malpractice suits.