Health system aims to save millions with job cuts; GME funding at risk;

> Although Americans are living longer and enjoying better physical function than ever before, their life expectancies are still lower those of other  industrialized nations, according to a federal report issued Thursday. Report (.pdf)

> Western Maryland Health System will reduce staff through attrition and layoffs as it tries to cut spending by $6 million to $8 million for fiscal year 2013, Cumberland Times-News reported. Article

> A physician medical staff is not an independent legal entity and therefore cannot sue the hospital where it operates, a Minnesota court has ruled, according to American Medical News. Article

> Without Congressional involvement, graduate medical education financing will be significantly slashed, reported Medscape Medical News. Article

And Finally… Discounts for device-free dining. Article