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ICYMI: EMR ransomware, group fitness and funerals in Haiti

Three top stories from around the web.

There’s a lot happening in medicine and health care. Catch up on some of the top stories you might have missed. Interested in more news about the osteopathic profession? Check out our Newsbriefs.

1. My EMR has been hacked. What should I do?

Even small clinics are vulnerable to a ransomware attack, when a hacker holds files hostage or blocks access to them until a ransom is paid. It’s estimated that last year’s WannaCry cyber attack affected 200,000 computers in 150 countries.

Learn simple ways to protect your patient records and train staff to be wary of cyber security.—Dermatology Times 

Dayna Yorks, DO, lead researcher, found working out in a group lowers stress by 26% and significantly improves quality of life.

2. Working out in a group has extra benefits, a JAOA study finds

Get fit this new year with group exercise. Original research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association  found that working out with others lowered stress levels and improved emotional well-being.

Connecting with others is the real power of group exercise. —CBS

3. The heroes of burial road

In Haiti, most people can’t afford funeral services for their loved ones. Rev. Leo R. “Rick” Frechette, DO, has committed his life to serving the nation in whatever ways he can—from opening up a free pediatric hospital and a school for disabled children to negotiating with kidnappers and burying the dead in cardboard coffins.

Find out more about Dr. Frechette’s calling to care for the underserved in Haiti.—The New York Times

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