ALSO NOTED: Racial disparities in kidney transplants; A new Sutter hospital; and much more...

> It's a troubling disparity: while African-Americans are more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease, they're less likely than white patients to get a kidney transplant. Study

> Sutter Health is planning to build the first community hospital in Elk Grove, CA. The health system has budgeted $200 million for the project. Article

> CVS/Caremark's retail clinic division, MinuteClinic, is opening clinics in five CVS pharmacies based in the Chicago suburbs. Article

> Nobel prize winner Paul Berg, Ph.D., a biochemist, plans to contribute $4 million to Stanford University's medical school, in an effort to help train the next generation of medical researchers. Article

And Finally... Stephen Hawking gets a moment of freedom. Article