Cedars-Sinai acquires Marina Del Ray Hospital; Murder of alleged 'pill mill' doctor starts in Los Angeles;

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> Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has acquired nearby Marina Del Rey Hospital in order to expand and make care more convenient to patients in the community, the Los Angeles Times reports. Article

> The murder trial of alleged "pill mill" doctor, Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng started this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She is accused of murdering three young men, who overdosed on painkillers she prescribed to them, according to The Washington Post. Article.

> St. Francis Care said that the Vatican approved its merger with Trinity Health of suburban Detroit, which will allow the deal to close within a few weeks, the Hartford Courant reports. Article

Practice Management News

> Physicians' demanding work often makes it difficult to practice the lifestyle and self-care that they recommend to patients. Respondents to a recent survey from Physicians Practice, however, rated their overall health, happiness and habits as well above average. Article

> Older patients are significantly more likely than their younger counterparts to end up in the hospital following outpatient surgery, according to new research out of Northwestern University, but there are ways physicians can reduce this risk, reported U.S. News & World Report. Article

And Finally… No man can have all that. Article