Embattled hospital denied sterilization to two other women; Less than half of hospitals require worker flu shots;

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> A Catholic hospital that reversed course and conducted a sterilization procedure on a woman who threatened to sue the organization has denied such procedures to two other women, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Article

> Colorado's Poudre Valley Hospital fired a nurse for looking at the electronic medical records of 800 patients without authorization, according to the Coloradoan. Article

> As of 2013, less than half of U.S. hospitals reported they require all workers to get flu vaccinations, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Study abstract

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> More than two million people in the United States struggled with addiction to prescription opioid painkillers in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--of those, more than 16,000 died due to overdose. While many experts in the medical and law enforcement communities support treating drug addiction as a chronic disease, a recent study of news coverage published in Psychiatric Services shows that opioid addiction is typically framed by the media as a criminal justice issue. Article

> In the face of harassment and intimidation from disgruntled patients, some surgeons have turned to psychological screening to ensure their patients' health needs aren't more mental than physical, according to an article on the Stat news site. Article

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