ALSO NOTED: NLM hires Vivisimo; ATC Healthcare Services moves into Twin Cities; and much more...

> The National Library of Medicine has hired software firm Vivisimo to upgrade the search features of the consumer-oriented MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español sites. Release

> Medical staffing firm ATC Healthcare Services moves into Twin Cities. Release

> Lippincott Williams & Wilkins has published the fourth edition of its popular reference, the Handbook of Dialysis. Website

> Live! Tonight! Bariatric surgery! Why watch a new batch of American Idol wannabes embarrass themselves when Genesis Medical Center of Davenport, Iowa, is webcasting a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation tonight, starting at 7 p.m. CST. Preview

And Finally… There apparently is a new category of services in healthcare. Aetna announced today that the AFL-CIO Employer Purchasing Coalition has endorsed the Hartford, CT-based health insurer as its "transparency vendor of choice." Yeah, we know about the push toward greater transparency in reporting cost and quality data, but some PR genius must've burned a lot of midnight oil on that one. Release