IRS issues new regs streamlining tax-exempt applications; Robert Wood Johnson gives nursing faculty grants;

> The IRS and the Treasury Department have issued new regulations that are intended to streamline the approval process for organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Release

> The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $28 million first round of grants to 15 junior faculty nurses from around the country. It's meant to help foster academic careers in nursing and, indirectly, to help address the nursing faculty shortage that contributes to the national nursing gap. Article

> Hospitals can save more than $300 a day if they implement palliative care programs, according to a study of eight hospitals published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Article

> The percentage of U.S. residents under age 65 with employment-based health insurance coverage has trended down in recent years, but has remained roughly constant since 1994, according to a new study from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute. Article

And Finally... Feeling a chill? Maybe it's not the weather. Article

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