Hospitals could establish their own police forces; Medicaid expansion would add $3.4B Indiana's economy;

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> Hospitals in Indiana could establish their own police departments under a proposed bill, according to nwitimes. Hospital police forces would have the power to arrest and enforce parking laws. Article

> Thanks to a "multiplier" effect throughout the economy, Iowa's 118 community hospitals generate more than 133,000 jobs and contribute $6.2 billion to the state, according to a report from the Iowa Hospital Association. Report

> Expanding Indiana's Medicaid program would create up to $3.4 billion in new economic activity, as well as fund more than 30,000 jobs through 2020, according to a report from the Indiana Hospital Association. Statement (.pdf)

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> How physicians view the causes of obesity can affect the advice they give to their patients, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Article

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> Social networks improve research and help patients with regimen adherence. Article

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