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Florida nursing shortage needs urgent attention, group says
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 28, 2008
California hospital workers stage 24-hour strike
San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 2008
Urban medical schools feel weight of uninsured
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2008
WHO study backs universal healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, August 29, 2008
Doctor-celebrity confidentiality: Does it even exist?
USA Today, August 29, 2008

Spotlight: AHA concerned over proposed RHC rule changes The American Hospital Association is right to raise concerns about proposed rule changes that could adversely affect payments for rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers. Read More

Today's Sections

Trends
Florida nursing shortage needs urgent attention, group says
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 28, 2008
Business
California hospital workers stage 24-hour strike
San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 2008

Urban medical schools feel weight of uninsured
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2008

Philadelphia's Fox Chase defends taking parkland
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 29, 2008
Global Healthcare News
WHO study backs universal healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, August 29, 2008

C Difficile deaths up by 28% in England and Wales
The Independent, August 28, 2008
Physicians
Doctor-celebrity confidentiality: Does it even exist?
USA Today, August 29, 2008

Emergency doctors dispute McCain advisor's take on healthcare
Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2008
Health Plans
WellPoint spent $890,000 on lobbying in second quarter
Boston Globe, August 29, 2008

Georgia Officials: PeachCare, Medicaid services stay
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 29, 2008

Illinois genetic nondiscrimination law strengthened
AP/Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2008

Four Medicaid health plans withdrawing from Florida counties
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 28, 2008
Legal
Guilty plea in Los Angeles skid row health fraud
Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2008
Hospital News
TB scare brings babies, parents to Kaiser
San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 2008

South Carolina hospital, prison agency act in wake of ER shooting
The State, August 28, 2008

Commentary: When You Assume . . .You Alienate Boomer Women
There are two demographics that healthcare marketers most pine for. The first is women, and the second is the baby boomer generation. So what does that make women boomers? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
August 27, 2008

Commentary: Learning from George Costanza
Low health literacy costs the country between $106 billion to $236 billion annually, according to a 2007 University of Connecticut study, yet many in healthcare continue to ignore the problem. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
August 27, 2008

Audio: ICD-10 Woes
Robert Tenant, senior policy advisor with MGMA, discusses the CMS proposed timeline for implementing the ICD-10 code set and explains the administrative burden it could place on medical practices. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
August 28, 2008

Contributed Feature: The Recruiting Challenge for Internal Medicine
Contributors Allen Dye and Troy Fowler from physician search firm Merritt, Hawkins & Associates examine factors that make internal medicine one of the most challenging specialties to recruit and offer suggestions for attracting internists in today's market. Allen Dye and Troy Fowler, for HealthLeaders Media
August 28, 2008





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