CDC: Meningitis outbreak grows; Homeless outreach cuts admissions, ER visits;

> Days after warning patients about potentially contaminated steroids, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the meningitis outbreak is growing, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> Today marks the end of National Physician Assistant Week, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants. PAs have been making headlines, as the value-based hospital purchasing program that kicked in this month affords them more opportunity to improve care and reduce readmissions. Announcement

> Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center fired several employees for accessing the computerized records of a patient who was fatally shot in the intensive care unit, reported the Beacon Journal. The terminated employees weren't involved with the patient's care, and therefore accessing the files violated HIPAA. Article

> A nurse outreach program for people using a homeless shelter in London helped hospital admissions from the shelter fall 77 percent, while emergency department attendance dropped of 52 percent, according to new research published in the journal Emergency Nurse. Statement

And Finally… Eat chocolate; win Nobel Prize. Article