Docs successfully treat rare congenital abnormality for the first time; Rape victim's lawsuit against hospital will proceed to trial;

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> Clinicians at the Fetal Care Center of Women & Children's Hospital became the first to successfully treat a rare congenital abnormality in a 32-week-old fetus by prescribing an antibiotic called Doxycycline, according to The Buffalo News. Article

> A woman's lawsuit against Select Specialty Hospital in Georgia, where she was raped by a nursing assistant, can proceed to trial, an appellate court ruled, according to The Augusta Chronicle. Article

> Dangerously low staffing levels and insufficient information in medical records were among the deficiencies federal inspectors found at a county-run psychiatric hospital in central Wisconsin, which puts the facility at risk of losing Medicare funding, the Star Tribune reported. Article

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> While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are helping pharmacy retailers stake a legitimate claim in the industry, according to Tobias Barker, vice president of medical operations for CVS MinuteClinic. Article

> Healthcare should take a page from other industries--notably tech--to create a culture of experimentation that allows for collecting data quickly, changing course if necessary and innovating on a small budget, according to an article in The New England Journal of Medicine. Article

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