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U.S. ruling backs health benefit cut at 65
New York Times, December 27, 2007
Clinton, Obama clashing on health
Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2007
Medical clinics expanding care to needy
AP/Yahoo, December 27, 2007
California court curbs insurers’ ability to rescind medical policies
Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2007
The war to foil the new superbugs
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 27, 2007

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
U.S. ruling backs health benefit cut at 65
New York Times, December 27, 2007

Medical clinics expanding care to needy
AP/Yahoo, December 27, 2007
Election 2008
Clinton, Obama clashing on health
Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2007

Health incentives or major overhaul?
San Jose Mercury News/Miami Herald, December 27, 2007
State/Local Government
Mental screening for Massachusetts young to begin
Boston Globe, December 27, 2007

Clinics help to relieve number of uninsured Georgians found in ERs
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 27, 2007

New Jersey requires HIV test in pregnancy
New York Times, December 27, 2007

Florida: Life-saving advances, medical mishaps mark 2007
Miami Herald, December 27, 2007
Health Plans
California court curbs insurers’ ability to rescind medical policies
Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2007

NJ eyes others as it strives for a health plan
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, December 27, 2007
Research
Scientists can't get their minds around Alzheimer's
Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2007

Breast cancer’s genetic marker
Baltimore Sun, December 27, 2007
Trends
Year in health: Here’s to your safety
USA Today, December 27, 2007
Technology
Alabama’s drug database helps spot patients, doctors misusing prescriptions
Birmingham News, December 27, 2007
Legal
Atlanta’s St. Joseph’s to pay $26 million in nurse whistleblower suit
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 27, 2007
Global Healthcare News
Patient information lost in Britain
AP/Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2007

Japan addresses tainted blood victims
AP/Yahoo, December 27, 2007

Magazine: Board on the Floor
Quality isn't just for the docs anymore. A growing emphasis on hospital quality is sparking a new governance model that requires trustees to monitor more than just the bottom line. Is your board ready to take charge? Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2007

Magazine: We Can Rebuild It
After taking a steep financial hit, a Memphis health system finds the secret to rescuing a struggling transplant center-transplant it. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2007

Magazine: 07 Top Leadership Teams: Leverage Teamwork to Drive Quality
"We found ourselves in this never-ending cycle that went on for about eight months of survey and re-survey and action plan and re-action plan, and it just was not where we wanted to be," MacKenzie told attendees of the Top Leadership Teams conference. "We asked ourselves, 'Is this what we want to be--reacting to quality instead of taking a very broad approach to quality that fundamentally drives everything we do?'" Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2007

Audio: Top Leadership Teams: Leveling the Field
Brad King, CFO at Oregon Health & Science University, talks about how the hospital portion of the university faced potential closure 15 years ago and an unlevel competitive playing field with insurers. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 2007





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