ALSO NOTED: MD citizens like cigarette tax; Hospital plans unit for fetuses with birth defects; and much more...

> It looks like a large percentage of Maryland residents approve of increasing health care coverage in the state by slapping a higher tax on cigarettes. Article

> Children's Hospital in Philadelphia plans to launch a special unit for mothers carrying a fetus with a known birth defect. Article

> Kansas City's Liberty Hospital has approved plans to spend $14 million on expansion. Article

> A man who stole information on 80,000 members of the American College of Physicians has been sentenced to prison and a $10,000 fine. Article

And Finally... A hospital CEO shares how just a couple of small ideas made a noticeable impact on the neurology department. Blog