ALSO NOTED: VA continues to struggle with recruitment, retention; PA releases HAI report; and much more...

> Despite offering bonuses, training and other incentives, the VA is struggling to recruit and keep medical personnel. Article

> Pennsylvania's new report on hospital-acquired infections concluded that about 19 patients in 1,000 got such infections in 2006, running up an average $176,000 bill. Article

> This week, Johns Hopkins set a record. Six kidney patients at Johns Hopkins got new organs from six unrelated living donors in what's considered to be the nation's first six-way swap. Article

> Insurers are increasingly deciding to pay for web visits to physicians, though Medicare hasn't gotten on board. FierceHealthIT

And Finally...  Folks, I can't beat this real-life headline: "Bees swarm Mexican police in reverse sting operation." Article

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