ALSO NOTED: Pediatricians outline ways to beat SIDS; Medical billing berated; and much more...

> The nation's largest pediatricians group released new guidelines for preventing SIDS. Article

> Officials in Los Angeles have dropped a plan to close obstetric, pediatric and neonatal units at King Drew Medical Center. Article

> A look at the shortcomings of medical billing procedures. Article

> Broward General Medical Center opens its $163 million expansion next month. Article

> Opposition to acquisitions by UnitedHealthGroup and WellPoint show that mergers aren't always quick and painless. Article

> Credit card enabled kiosks are helping drug stores and retailers like Wal-Mart, CVS and Target. Article

> St. Jude Medical warned that background radiation can cause some of its defibrillators to malfunction. The company said it knows of no serious injuries or deaths caused by the problem. Article

>  Community doctors are not happy with Sutter bringing its own doctors into their market in the San Francisco Bay Area and are threatening to stop admitting to its hospitals. Article

> MarketWatch tells you all about which consumer-directed health plan to buy. Article

And Finally... The Wall Street Journal looks at the medblogger phenomenon, profiling a list of familiar blogs. Article (sub. req.)