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  Patients: Study: Patients Prefer Hospitals That Employ Their Doctors Sept. 2, 2015
When a patient has to go to the hospital, they're much likelier to choose the hospital where their personal physician practices, reports Modern Healthcare. As more and more physicians are practicing in hospital-based settings, this could reduce costs and improve care quality as care coordination is prioritized.
  Government Affairs: Thanks to State Law, Drug Reverses 289 Overdoses Sept. 1, 2015
A state law that went into effect in November of 2014 has resulted in the saving of hundreds of lives. Act 139 of 2014 allowed first responders like police officers and fire fighters to administer naloxone, an opioid reversal medication. WITF reports first responders have used naloxone to reverse 289 overdoses so far.
  Public Health: In Pa., Vaccines Not Always Part of Back-to-School Prep Aug. 31, 2015
On Aug. 28, we discussed U.S. child vaccination rates. But how does Pennsylvania fare? As many as one in five students don't have all of the vaccines required by the state, reports Public Source; in the 2013-14 school year, Pennsylvania had one of the worst vaccination rates in the country for the MMR vaccine.
  Public Health: Report: Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated Aug. 28, 2015
Although pockets of resistance exist, Health Day reports that most U.S. kids are getting the vaccinations they need. Federal health officials report more than nine out of 10 children who entered kindergarten last year were protected with the proper immunizations. Less than 1 percent of children receive no vaccinations.
  Featured News: Registration Open for Allentown CME Conference
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! 





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