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> A new study by researchers at USC Keck Medical School finds patients taken to Tier II trauma centers are 20 percent more likely to die than those taken to Tier I centers. Article

> Tests revealed that a mysterious respiratory ailment which killed nearly 20 people this week in Toronto is Legionnaire's Disease. Article

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> A new study in the UK finds that most smokers diagnosed with serious heart problems fail to quit, putting their lives at risk. Article  

> There's now a "correct" method for defining ROI in disease management as explained by Al Lewis, the godfather of disease management. Article

> Medcath signed a deal with Duke Health Raleigh Hospital to set up a cardiac catheterization lab. Release

> A plan to close two Indiana hospitals has residents worried. Article

> New research links Amoxicillin to future dental problems for kids. Report

> The University of Maryland Medical System is in talks to acquire Shore Health System. Article

And Finally... Medblogger Dr. Enoch Choi blogs from New Orleans. Blog