ALSO NOTED: Calif. emergency dept. cuts waits to 30 minutes; Western NY providers fight for nurses; and much more...

> A California hospital has launched a new campaign which has cut down waits in its emergency department to less than 30 minutes. Article

> As with elsewhere in the country, Buffalo, NY providers are struggling to find and keep nurses on staff. Article

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is opening the state's first regional autism center. Article

> Working with other groups, The Alzheimer's Foundation has begun working to eliminate cultural barriers to care among minorities with dementia. Article

And Finally...  Geez--even your Diet Coke isn't safe any more! Article