Diabetes numbers soar; NJ hospital worker claims he was fired because he complained about racial discrimination;

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> The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, and excessive weight and obesity are to blame, according to the World Health Organization. Announcement

> A Westfield's Baystate Noble Hospital is facing lawsuits from 25 colonoscopy patients who say they were possibly exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV because of improperly disinfected equipment, the Boston Herald reports. Article

> A former medical assistant at Bergen Regional Medical Center in New Jersey claims he was fired after he complained about a pattern of racial discrimination, according to NJ.com. Article

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> Despite efforts to address the physician shortage, a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges projects a continued gap over the next decade, with the supply of both primary and non-primary physicians expected to be outstripped by increased demand. Article

> In a commentary published by the JAMA Network. Allan H. Goroll, M.D,, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says it's time to stop referring to doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other members of the healthcare team, by the term "providers." Article

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