Detroit hospital employee with TB puts patients at risk; Carolinas HealthCare System releases compensation data;

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> An employee at a Detroit hospital has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, putting hundreds of patients at four area facilities at risk, according to MLive.com. Article

> A brain surgeon in Alabama walked six miles to perform life-saving surgery--in a snowstorm, the University Herald reports. Article

> Carolinas HealthCare System CEO Michael Tarwater received $4.9 million in 2013 compensation, a 2.6 percent increase over 2012, according to data the organization released this week, the Charlotte Observer reports. Article

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> Medicare fraud costs the federal government about $68 billion a year, and to combat the problem, the agency is recruiting new people to fight such crime on the front lines--Medicare enrollees themselves. Article

> South Carolina has unveiled a website that provides price data for 60 of the state's hospitals, the Associated Press reported. Article

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