Baltimore works with hospitals to help prevent youth violence in the city; Two Delaware hospitals face fines for hazardous waste violations;

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> Baltimore has established a new initiative to prevent youth violence that encourages doctors and nurses to reach out to social workers when they engage with victims and perpetrators of crimes, The Baltimore Sun reports. Article

> State environmental officials have issued penalties to two Delaware hospitals for hazardous waste violations, according to NBC10.com. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will support the development of an an experimental influenza antiviral drug that may be more potent and could have a longer treatment window than existing drugs. Announcement

Health Finance News

>  Even as oncologists begin to decry the high cost of cancer care, they are under pressure by their hospitals to identify wealthier patients and solicit them for donations, according to the New York Times. Article

 > Older and chronically ill patients are always in danger of hospitalizations and readmissions, driving up healthcare costs. But an old-fashioned concept--house calls--could tame such patients according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

And Finally… Advance screening. Article

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