Hospital worker stole patient, employee identities; Number of med students choosing internal medicine residencies plateauing;

> An employee at Greenville (S.C) Hospital System has been arrested for allegedly stealing patient and employee identities between April 2011 and March 2012 to make money, reported WYFF Greenville. Investigators identified two victims but say more could have been victimized. Article

> Overall hospital prices rose 0.1 percent in February, according to AHA News Now. Those prices were up 1.9 percent from February of last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. News Brief

> The number of U.S. medical student seniors choosing internal medicine residencies leveled out in 2012 after two years of significant increases, according to the 2012 National Resident Matching Program report. "We remain concerned about the need to significantly increase the nation's internal medicine and primary care physician workforce to meet the needs of an aging population requiring care for chronic and complex illnesses," the American College of Physicians president said in a statement last week. Statement

‎> Pennsylvania's UPMC Hamot Health Connection is part of a growing trend of hospitals offering acupuncture, according to the Erie Times-News. The hospital charges $80 for the initial 90-minute treatment and $65 for 60-minute follow-up visits. Article

And Finally... Not my cup of tea. Article

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