ALSO NOTED: IL critics say there's been too many hospital mergers; TN Medicaid patient wins right to experimental treatment cos

> Illinois critics are challenging the volume of hospital mergers taking place there, arguing that there's been just too much consolidation. Article

> A patient covered by Tennessee's Medicaid program has finally won the legal battle to get the plan to pay for an experimental treatment. Article

> Thousands of University of California hospital and campus workers may go on strike in June unless the university pays them as much as others doing the same work at its other locations. Article

> New research suggests that a common chemical--sodium nitrite--might be able to restore blood flow to tissues damaged by vascular disease. Article

And Finally... Without bodies, sadly, there's no medicine... and lately, that's been a problem. Article

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