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> New York-Presbyterian Hospital broke ground on a new sixth-floor cardiac center, which the hospital expects to strengthen its already nationally-ranked program. Article

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> Humana CEO Michael McCallister talked to an audience at the University of Arizona about consumerism. The take-away: "CPOE systems prevent medical errors. Yet only five percent of hospitals use them." Article

> St. Paul-based medical device company Restore Medical filed for an IPO Friday. The company, which makes an implantable device for the treatment of sleep apnea, hopes to raise $40 million. Article

> Online insurance broker eHealth, which runs the popular eHealthinsurance Web site, also filed for an initial public offering this week. The company hopes to raise $85 million. Release

> A Connecticut judge set a hearing date in early August for a much-watched case in which a group of New Haven physicians is arguing that HMOs should be required to open their books to the public. Article

> American Express introduces a healthcare focused card linked to consumer flexible spending accounts. Release

> HHS expects to appoint a replacement for Dr. David Brailer by the end of the summer. Article

> The Institute of Medicine warned that face masks are unlikely to offer much protection in the event of an outbreak of H5N1 influenza. Sales are expected to skyrocket if a pandemic breaks out. Article

> Fortune Small Business presents a list of companies that topped the $1 billion mark in sales for the first time last year. Healthcare names on the list include: Kinetic Concepts, Cerner and LifePoint. Article

> In a sign of the times, a growing number of hospitals are offering obesity programs for kids. Article

> Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein wonders if Inova Health has become too dominant in Northern Virginia. Article

And Finally… Prominent Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Gilliland starts serving his time this weekend for a hit and run accident last year in which he ran over two women outside the Galleria. Article