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> Doc bonuses drive up laparoscopic procedures. Article

> Idaho makes preparations for Medicaid expansion even though state is not likely to proceed. Article

> Wyoming wants to delay marketing of health insurance exchange. Article

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> St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis., will pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit claiming the hospital failed to pay 1,400 nurses for meal breaks when they had to stay at the hospital on call, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Article

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> The National Institutes of Health has committed $96 million to fund big data research centers, aimed at improving the ability of the research community to use and make sense of large and complex datasets. Article

And Finally... Thieves steal hospital's piano. Article