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  THIS JUST IN December 14, 2011  

Less Americans seeking health information

The proportion of American adults seeking information about a personal health concern from a source other than their physician dropped to 50% in 2010, down from 56% in 2007, according to a recent national study by the Center for Studying Health System Change.

Nursing workforce growing

The number of RNs ages 23 to 26 grew 62% between 2002 and 2009, according to a new study in Health Affairs. If the trend continues, the study projects that the nurse workforce will grow at roughly the same rate as the population through 2030.

CDC: Office-based physicians increase EMR use

According to the CDC, electronic medical record system use among office-based physicians increased from 18% in 2001 to 57% in 2011, and about 34% of physicians reported having a system that met the criteria for a basic system, a 36% increase from 2010.

COPD awareness on the rise

Awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—the nation’s third leading killer—continues to rise in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


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