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> Nurse practitioners are playing an increasingly important role in Tennessee, which is considering expanding the roles NPs can fill. Article

> A Hartford, CT hospital has been forced to stop its construction process after learning that the work threatened the structural integrity of a nearby building. Article

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> Federal officials have decided that they're going to funnel more funds to basic AIDS vaccine research. FierceVaccines

And Finally...  Talk about a rude awakening. Article