Hospital that fired worker for refusing flu shot could head to court; NYC medical center losing millions;

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> As hospitals take a hard stance on flu shots, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center could be headed toward a trial this summer over its 2010 firing of a customer-service worker who refused to get vaccinated, according to Cincinnati.comArticle

> Hospital workers in California get tips on dealing with an armed intruder, The Sacramento BeeArticle

> State University of New York Downstate Medical Center is losing millions of dollars, due to "poor financial decisions" by management, reported The Wall Street JournalArticle

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> People who participate in genomic research need to be better informed that they and their relatives can be identified from supposedly anonymous data, a new study concludes. Article

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> UnitedHealth and Mayo Clinic have formed a new partnership to combine their data for more than 110 million patients to help research methods to improve healthcare while lowering costs. Article

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