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  1. 10 most and least stressed cities in the US

    People in Newark, N.J., have the highest levels of stress of any U.S. city, according to an analysis by WalletHub.   By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Study: Reducing readmissions does not harm patients

    Efforts to reduce readmissions for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia were not associated with increased mortality rates after the ACA's passage, according to a study published in JAMA.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Former USC Keck medical school dean no longer seeing patients after drug abuse allegations

    Carmen Puliafito, MD, an ophthalmologist and former dean of Los Angeles-based USC Keck School of Medicine, is no longer treating patients after allegations of drug abuse and criminal association, according to the Los Angeles Times.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. Physicians rarely clean stethoscopes between patients, study finds

    Clinicians participating in a quality improvement pilot project failed to sanitize stethoscopes between patient interactions, even after educational interventions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Organ Procurement and Transplant Network puts Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin's transplant program on probation

    The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network, operated by the United Network for Organ Sharing, placed Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin's transplant program on probation due to an organ allocation concern, according to the Milwaukee Biz Times.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Chicago area hospital reopens after flooding forced nearly 6-day closure

    Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital, part of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine, reopened at 5 a.m. Tuesday after closing on the evening of July 12 due flooding and loss of power.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Quality data preview reports available for skilled nursing facilities

    Providers at skilled nursing facilities can now preview CMS quality measure data for the SNF Quality Reporting Program in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting application.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. 10 most affordable online MSN degree programs

    Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the average salary for a nurse with a MSN degree in 2016 ranged from $74,300 per year to $107,460 per year. Job growth for U.S. MSN nurses is expected to grow by a 31 percent rate between 2014 and 2024.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial names new CEO: 3 notes

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco, Texas, selected Jay Krishnaswamy to serve as CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Children's Hospital of Orange appoints John Henderson CIO

    Children's Hospital of Orange (Calif.) County tapped John Henderson to serve as vice president and CIO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Dollar tanks after failure of latest GOP healthcare bill

    Investors in Asia began dumping U.S. currency Tuesday morning after news broke that Republican lawmakers didn't have enough votes to pass the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Dayton VA Medical Center CEO Glenn Costie to retire in October: 4 takeaways

    Dayton (Ohio) VA Medical Center CEO Glenn Costie is retiring, effective Oct. 28, according to a Dayton Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 791 data breaches so far in 2017: 6 things to know

    There have been 791 data breaches tracked in the first half of the year, a record high, according to an Identity Theft Resource Center report obtained by Becker's.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Geisinger, Baylor College of Medicine partner to improve diagnostic accuracy

    Researchers at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine partnered with Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health to develop a program to improve the accuracy and safety of clinical diagnosis.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Craig Cordola to serve as market executive for Ascension Texas: 6 things to know

    St. Louis-based Ascension Healthcare appointed Craig A. Cordola senior vice president and market executive for Ascension's Texas ministry, effective Sept. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. New York AG threatens lawsuit prior to healthcare bill failure

    Democratic New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday he would sue President Donald Trump's administration and its congressional allies if the Republicans' proposed legislation to dismantle the ACA became law.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Googling medical questions may yield dangerous results

    Though entering medical questions into search engines has become common practice for many people, problematic algorithms at Google may actually highlight misleading or incorrect information, according to NPR.  By Leo Vartorella -
  7. Albert Lea, a Minnesota town of 18k, digs in its heels against Mayo

    Residents of Albert Lea, Minn., are fighting back against efforts by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic to remove core services from their local hospital and relocate them at another hospital 23 miles away, according to the Star-Tribune.  By Leo Vartorella -
  8. Arcadia Healthcare Solutions names Karl Stubelis CFO: 4 things to know

    Burlington, Mass.-based Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a provider of EHR data aggregation and analytics, appointed Karl Stubelis CFO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Teladoc completes $440M acquisition of Best Doctors

    Teladoc completed its acquisition of Best Doctors, a medical consultation company focused on complex and costly medical issues, July 17.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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