CDC calculates likely cause of death by state; Post-stenting risks vary nationwide;

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> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has calculated the most "distinctive" cause of death for each state. Article

> The majority of people who commit suicide have no psychiatric diagnosis, according to a new study presented at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting, Medscape reports. Article

> Stroke or mortality risk after carotid artery stenting varies across the U.S., with some facilities carrying quadruple the risk of others, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Study abstract

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> California's hospitals are coming under greater pressure to clarify and quantify their community benefits from an unlikely source: Labor unions. Article

> Hospital prices have remained flat for the past year, with no signs of perking up in the immediate future, although overall spending continues to rise briskly, according to the latest Altarum Institute data. Article

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