EMR mining for heart risk as effective as universal screening, study says; Temple U. negotiates deal to end nursing strike;

> Mining of primary care EMRs to find patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease is just as effective in preventing heart disease as an NHS plan to screen nearly all UK residents between the ages of 40 and 74, independent British researchers have concluded. FierceEMR

> With the help of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pa.), Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia has ironed out a tentative contract that should end a strike by 1,500 nurses and allied health professionals that began March 31. The new four-year contract will be in effect through October 2013. FierceHealthFinance

> The FDA has approved Dendreon's Provenge, a breakthrough cancer vaccine that promises to extend the lives of prostate cancer victims by several months. The approval marks a transformative change for Dendreon, which is likely to vault into the top ranks of the world's biotech companies as revenue from Provenge funds additional discovery work. FierceBiotech

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