Florida officials fear for Zika outbreak; Hospitals urged to review security plans in wake of Brussels terrorist attack;

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> Despite the rates of hospital deaths in England declining, nearly two-thirds of people aged 85 and older, and more than half of people aged 95 and older still die in the hospital, according to new research from the University of Bristol and Public Health England. Study announcement

> Officials say Florida's wet, mostly subtropical climate, is fertile ground for the Zika virus, but they are ready to fight hard to fend it off, officials told Medical Express. Article

> Public health leaders urge hospitals to review and exercise their security plans following Tuesday's terror attacks in Belgium. Announcement

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> Rural hospitals have been on the brink of financial disaster for years, but it seems that some aid may be coming from both state and federal lawmakers. Article

> A new report by the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has concluded that the state's community hospitals are suffering financially at the expense of costlier urban teaching hospitals. Article

And Finally… His bark was worse than his bite. Article