Diabetes hospitalizations cost California; Florida health workers test negative for MERS;

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> In California, roughly one in three hospitalized people over the age of 34 has diabetes, increasing the complexity and cost of care, according to a report released Thursday by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Report

> Two healthcare workers in Orlando who fell ill after exposure to the nation's second Middle East Respirator Syndrome (MERS) case have conclusively tested negative for the deadly virus. For 18 others, the negative test results are preliminary, Medscape reported. Article

> A federal judge sentenced a pharmacy technician at Walter Reed--who was convicted of conspiring to steal prescription drugs from two military hospitals in Maryland and Virginia--to five years in prison, CBS Baltimore reported. Article

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> Recognizing that licensing and regulation has not kept pace with the growth of telemedicine applications, a new report offers five recommendations for the successful adoption of telehealth. Article

> Despite agreement from many attendees at a meeting Tuesday on proposed federal health IT regulations unveiled last month that such regulation should focus on functionality instead of platform, developing a singular definition for that functionality is proving to be a challenge, according to attorney Brad Thompson of Epstein Becker Green. Article

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