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Secret VA wait list reveals 40 vets died while awaiting treatment

As many as 40 U.S. military veterans died while waiting for treatment at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and were part of a "secret waiting list" designed to hide about 1,500 ailing veterans who waited months at a time to see a doctor, according to a CNN investigative report.

6 top 2014 healthcare marketing trends

Younger consumers and digital technology will drive six healthcare marketing trends in 2014, according to a new whitepaper released by New York-based agency Smith & Jones.

ACA likely to lead to more healthcare spending

Although healthcare reform is designed to remove waste from the healthcare system, experts say it will lead to more spending now that millions of people are newly insured.

Nurses demand workplace safety in wake of hospital stabbings

Nurses, in the wake of two recent stabbings at Los Angeles hospitals that left one nurse critically injured, urge hospitals and legislators to put stronger safety measures in place to protect healthcare workers from violent attacks, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.

States debate docs' physician assistant supervision limit

Florida's House of Representatives passed a measure that would allow doctors to increase the number of physician assistants they supervise from four to eight, despite concerns from some lawmakers that it would result in less physician oversight and supervision, according to the Newsobserver.com

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