Hospitals in NYC prepare for Hurricane Sandy babies; HHS issues employment-based wellness program final rules;

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> New York City hospitals brace for a deluge of Hurricane Sandy babies, expecting an increase of 10 percent to 20 percent at the end of July compared to last year, according to Metro. Article

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow overseas imports of a critical intravenous drug formula used to nourish premature infants to ease hospital drug shortages, according to AP. Article

> Moving forward with healthcare reform implementation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued final rules that support participatory wellness programs and outline standards for nondiscriminatory health-contingent wellness programs, the agency announced today. Announcement

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> Hospital systems in Rhode Island, Texas and Indiana are planning to make reductions that will likely include job cuts. Article

> Major Los Angeles providers, such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, are not included in the networks of any of the 13 health plans participating in the state's health insurance exchange. Article

And Finally… He always had No. 2 handy. Article