Children with type 1 diabetes 480% more likely to be hospitalized; Eye doctor involved in political corruption case busted for Medicare fraud

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> Carolinas HealthCare System announced it will eliminate the position of president and chief operating officer, the second-in-command position, as part of a move to cut $110 million in expenses from the 2015 budget, with current president and COO Joe Piemont leaving at the end of May, according to the Charlotte Observer. Article

> Just weeks after being charged in a political corruption case along with friend, Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), West Palm Beach eye doctor Salomon Melgen was arrested Tuesday for Medicare fraud involving more than $190 million in billing, the Miami Herald reported. Article

> A new study from Cardiff University School of Medicine shows children living with type 1 diabetes are 480 percent more likely to be admitted to a hospital than non-diabetic children, rates being highest for children between 0-5 and decreasing by 15 percent for every five-year increase in age. Study Abstract

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> Medical marijuana is now a legal treatment option in several parts of the country, but physicians who are certified to prescribe it need to make sure to follow the rules, which vary in particulars and enforcement by state. Article

> The University of Michigan Medical School is one of many schools around the country that has phased out the model used for the past century to make way for greater emphasis on skills such as teamwork and communication. Article

And Finally… Over their dead bodies. Article