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> Minneapolis-based Allina Hospitals & Clinics may be starting a new medical school in cooperation with a local university. Article

> Should hospital campuses go smoke-free?  The Joint Commission would like to know. Release

> A group of upstate New York hospitals have begun offering discounted "concierge" services to employees. Concierge services include grocery shopping, picking up dry cleaning and waiting for cable installers. Article

> Diabetics may soon be able to test their blood sugar without drawing blood, courtesy of some new technology. Article

> Researchers are recruiting 1,000 healthy members of the Health Alliance Plan in Michigan to examine them for 15 common genetic variations that raise their risk for disease. Report

And Finally... From anteaters to zebras, they'll all be here. Article