Conservatives launch campaign against Obama reforms; MD lawmakers mull methods for recruting rural physicians;

> A group calling itself "Conservatives for Patients' Rights" has launched a multi-million-dollar campaign against increased government involvement in healthcare, particularly universal healthcare schemes. Article

> Maryland lawmakers are looking for ways to bring doctors to rural areas in the state where physician shortages are leaving some residents without basic healthcare access. Article

> Two patients at a Chicago-area hospital have died in its ICU, and seven have become infected after the hospital experienced an outbreak of the acinetobacter bacterium. Article

> Physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital plan to launch a personalized medicine initiative for cancer patients within a year. Doctors will be hunting for 110 abnormalities carried on 13 major cancer genes that can predict whether key drugs might help them. Article

And Finally... Personally, I'm OK with Barry Manilow--but this mall might be onto something. Article