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  Research: Fracking May Lead to Adverse Health Effects July 29, 2015
Two studies on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have found higher hospitalization rates and lower birth weights in communities surrounding wells. However, reports Lancaster Online, experts stress it is impossible to prove fracking causes adverse effects, and that more research is needed on the subject.
 
 
  Public Health: Pa. Health Care 'Even Worse than Average': Study July 28, 2015
Pennsylvania's health care is worse than average, according to a new study. Lancaster Online reports that the researchers, from a public policy and advocacy organization, say Pennsylvanians spend $900 more per year on care than the national average - and some common procedures can cost twice as much.
 
 
  Events: PAFP's Chesapeake Summer Escape Under Way July 27, 2015
PAFP members are enjoying sun, fun, and CME at the Chesapeake Summer Escape CME Conference, which runs through Wednesday, July 29. Follow everything that's happening on Twitter with the hashtag #PAFPCME. If you weren't able to make it, plan ahead for the Allentown CME Conference this autumn!

 
  Education: Registration Now Open for Allentown CME Conference July 24, 2015
Registration is now open for the Allentown CME Conference, Nov. 6-8, 2015 at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel. This conference includes a SAM study group on childhood illness, clinical sessions on topics like obesity and the PAFP's "Best Of" series, and a Paint Nite fundraiser. Click here to register today!

 
  Featured News: Speak Out for Patient Safety in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners is again seeking to end collaborative agreements - vital to patient safety - through legislation known as the Modernization of the Professional Nursing Law. Oppose the House Bill here and the Senate Bill here through the AAFP's Speak Out tool to protect patient safety!

 
 
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