ALSO NOTED: Medicare tests PHRs in SC; WellCare in more trouble; and much more...

> Medicare will soon begin testing personal health records with 100,000 beneficiaries in South Carolina. FierceHealthIT

> WellCare, which provides managed care services for government-sponsored health programs, is facing more financial and managerial problems. Article

> A judge has removed the executive responsible for overseeing California's prison health system, which has been in turmoil since investigators found subpar conditions there. Article

> State and local governments spending on health IT should spike in coming years, according to a new study. FierceHealthIT

> According to a news study, weight-loss surgery worked markedly better than conventional treatments for treating diabetes in obese patients. Report

> American adults are largely ignoring a slate of important new vaccines that can prevent serious illness, according to a new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Report

And Finally... Go ahead, tell him what you really think about the way he leaves the toothpaste cap off. It'll do you good. Article