Highmark lays off 100 workers in Pa.; Personality key to preventive care in young people;

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> Highmark Inc., Pennsylvania's largest health insurer which operates seven hospitals in the state, announced it laid off 100 workers from its health plan operations this week, TribLive reported. Article

> Personality might play a role in preventive healthcare among young adults, a recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found. Study

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> The American Hospital Association wants the Internal Revenue Service to clarify the types of mistakes and omissions involving specific charitable care financial assistance policies for patients that will lead to a hospital violation, AHA News Now reported. Article

> Organized labor's push for healthcare price transparency expanded to South Florida, with a union for public employees demanding more cost data from hospitals, physicians and health plans. Article

> A surprising non-clinical resource could help cut down on hospital costs: poison control centers. That's the conclusion of a new study by public health researchers at the University of Illinois, according to a study announcement. Article

And Finally... Never forget this elephant. Article