ALSO NOTED: Colorado hopes osteopaths cut MD shortage; Pediatrix buys physician group; and much more...

> Colorado healthcare providers hope the launch of a new private school of osteopathic medicine will help to fight the state's doctor shortage. Article

> Newborn, material-fetal and pediatric specialty firm Pediatrix has acquired a Seattle physician group, adding seven radiologists to its physician roster. Article

> A group of twelve Hawaii hospitals are joining the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's The Five Million Lives Campaign, which focuses on making changes that can prevent patient injuries. Article

> A Humana executive argues that consumer-driven health plans will put patients 'at the center of power and the decision-making.'  Article

And Finally...  His theories on gender--and specifically, the nature of transgender orientation--have sparked an international controversy. Article