HCA, hospital foundation go back to court over ownership dispute; Robots performing more surgeries;

> Tufts Medical Center nurses have scheduled a vote for April 14, 2011, to authorize a one-day strike as management continues to refuse to change staffing levels. The vote was announced as the parties meet today with a federal mediator, the last scheduled session before the nurses' contract expires. Press release

> Jobs in the healthcare industry are on the rise, with nearly 20,000 employment opportunities in Michigan in 2009, reports the Lansing State Journal. Healthcare jobs increased by 3.5 percent between 2005 and 2009, while total private jobs dropped by 11.9 percent. Article

> HCA and Foundation of Seacoast Health are heading back to court over an ownership dispute, reports Seacoast Online. The parties  will resume their almost five-year legal struggle over the ownership of Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Rockingham Superior Court on May 2. Article

> Only three of the 10 "warning signs" for rare but dangerous kids' immune diseases that are promoted by patient advocacy groups actually predict the disorders, concludes a study published today in Pediatrics, reports Reuters Health. Article

> Robots are performing more surgeries in Memphis hospitals, as those procedures are less invasive and allow patients to recover more quickly, reports the Memphis Business Journal. Five robots now are performing about 1,000 operations each year. Article

And Finally... Future mothers, having kids might be bad for your health. Article