"Many of you have been participants in our pilot and we hope to expand the service to all patients in the coming months. Ask us about medical home if you have questions." Dr Dunn
|Idaho PCMH projects benefit from public-private support|
|Two patient-centered medical home projects in Idaho launched after receiving support from the state's governor, private insurers and primary care physicians who agreed to take on some risk. The Idaho Health Home Program is aimed at encouraging physicians to continue treating Medicaid patients, and the Idaho Medical Home Collaborative, created by Gov. C. L. Otter, works to improve care for patients with chronic illnesses. AAFP News (12/10)|
"Again, the evidence is clear that quitting smoking will reduce cancer. If you need help quitting, just ask us!" Dr Dunn
|Study links one-third of cancer deaths in U.S. to cigarettes|
|American Cancer Society data showed about a third of U.S. cancer deaths are linked to cigarette smoking, and researchers said reducing smoking rates should be a top public health priority. The study, published in the Annals of Epidemiology, did not include deaths from secondhand smoke or from use of other tobacco products, such as cigars and smokeless tobacco. HealthDay News (12/9)|
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