Hospital board decides not to ban smoking out of respect for patient rights; New Jersey considers adding a VA hospital;

> The board of Dryden (Ontario) Regional Health Centre decided not to ban smoking, ostensibly out of "respect" for patient rights and concern about enforcement, the CEO said, according to The Canadian Press. Article

> A couple in Virginia created a nonprofit, Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum to help feed and temporarily house homeless and hungry families of UVA Medical Center patients, the Daily Progress reports. Article

> A bill to add a Veterans Administration hospital in southern New Jersey is moving its way through the state legislature, the Associated Press reports. Blurb

> Patients in Canada are bribing doctors to get speedier treatment, the Montreal Gazette reports. Article

> Sharp Memorial Hospital's new rooftop garden depicts the melody of the "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, giving new meaning to the healing power of music, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Article

And Finally... Help is on the way for the morning after a long night on the town. Article