Health Care Buzz Today

July 13, 2011
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Docs Averse to Sharing Patient Data, Even for Public Health. When it comes to disclosing identifiable patient information, family doctors are reluctant to do so – even for public health purposes such as tracking influenza, according to a recent study.

Docs Averse to Sharing Patient Data, Even for Public Health. When it comes to disclosing identifiable patient information, family doctors are reluctant to do so – even for public health purposes such as tracking influenza, according to a recent study.

The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns. So-called hypoallergenic dogs do not produce fewer allergens like dander and fur, and are hence are no less likely to make you sneeze than other dogs, a new study says.

Fitview Gives Personal Trainers A Comprehensive Fitness And Coaching Platform. The new startup launched yesterday, hoping to help personal trainers better connect with their clients and the general public.  Fitview is launching as a comprehensive SaaS for fitness trainers to upload a fitness curriculum, keep track of client progress and more.

Tennessee’s Telehealth Program in Disarray amid Fraud Investigation. A non-profit charged with managing Tennessee’s telehealth network is shutting down amid claims that two former executives stole or misused more than $1 million in grant funding.

Survey Finds High Rate of Spanking in Kids under Age 2. Thirty percent of North Carolina mothers of children less than 2 two years old say they have spanked their children in the last year, a concern since being spanked is associated with poor self-esteem, mental health problems and substance abuse.