Another NH hospital lays off workers; Hospital under HIPAA investigation;

> Following other hospitals in the state taking the same course of action, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in New Hampshire yesterday announced 37 job cuts and reduced hours for nine employees, reports Foster's Daily Democrat. Article

> About three-quarters of Americans who lost their jobs and health insurance are skipping healthcare, including not filling prescriptions, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds, reports UPI. Article

> Regional Medical Center in Alabama is under investigation from the Office of Civil Rights with the Department of Health & Human Services for possible HIPAA violations, reports the Anniston Star. Article

> Officials from California Department of Mental Health testified at an Assembly committee meeting about growing hospital violence and urged lawmakers to reevaluate staffing ratios, reports the Los Angeles Times. Article

> Medical waste washed up on eight of New York's Long Island beaches, causing closures. The washed-up needles, syringes, and pill bottles could have resulted from ships' dumping or from rain, reports CBS New York. Report

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