Healthcare costs fall $134B from smoking prevention; Info for 43K patients at risk after possible data breach;

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> Over a span of nearly 20 years, a tobacco control program in California reduced healthcare costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by University of California, San Francisco. Statement

> The largest independent union of nurses, the National Federation of Nurses, will affiliate with the much larger American Federation of Teachers, the latter announced yesterday. Announcement

> The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the first children's hospital to receive accreditation as an accountable care organization from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Announcement

Health IT News

> A hacker may have recently gained access to an employee's work computer account at Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health, putting the personal information of roughly 43,000 patients at risk. Article

> National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari lashed out at electronic health record vendors, telling them to clean up their act. Article

And Finally… No spicy food before bed, no bad dreams. Article