Top stories in health and medicine, January 22, 2013

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1. ADHD Diagnoses Up Sharply. The rates of childhood attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has increased by nearly 25% over the past decade.

2. New HIPAA Rules Fortify Patient Privacy. Addressing 15 years of digital advances in health record information, the Department of Health and Human Services released stronger rules and protections governing patient privacy.

3. More Kids Seem to Miss Vaccine Dates. Almost half of infants and children missed a vaccination schedule by at least 1 day, and the rate of undervaccination increased over time.

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