EDs see low pregnancy test rates among adolescents; Why medical recommendations should go beyond race;

> Few adolescent females undergo pregnancy testing in the hospital emergency department, even when they complain of lower abdominal pain. Of patients exposed to radiation that could cause birth defects (such as a chest radiograph or CT scan), only 27.9 percent received a pregnancy test. Statement

> After considering more than a dozen potential partners, Chicago's Sherman Health Systems signed a letter of intent to join Advocate Health Care, Illinois' largest hospital system, the former announced Tuesday. Both parties expect a formal closing date by next July. Announcement

> A Michigan State University professor argues medical recommendations should go beyond race. By making race-based recommendations, medical organizations are misleading some patients about health risks while reinforcing harmful notions about race, according to the paper published in the journal Preventive Medicine. Article Abstract

> A former employee from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics allegedly embezzled more than $272,000 throughout the past 10 years by selling hospital-funded IT equipment on eBay, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. Article

And Finally… Positively think your way to better health. Statement