ALSO NOTED: Cleveland Clinic spends big on lobbying feds; Seattle hospitals going green; and much more...

> When it comes to lobbying, the Cleveland Clinic does it up. The multispecialty medical center spent more than $1.36 million during 2007 alone to lobby the federal government. Article

> Increasingly, hospitals are working develop greener approaches to running their business. Here's how some Seattle hospitals are responding to this trend. Article

> Here's how one North Carolina health system is working to bring restful sleep to its ICUs. Article

> Despite the growth of the elderly population, the shortage of geriatricians continues to expand, partly due to the relatively low pay such specialists receive. Article

And Finally...  Imagine having to face down a herd of wild elephants if you wanted to vote.  Article

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