Hospitals without cardiac surgery perform non-emergency angioplasty safely; 47% of Americans oppose health reform law;

> Thanks to a new multiyear agreement, patients insured by UnitedHealthcare of Illinois Inc. will get access to Rush University Medical Center and three other regional hospitals that belong to The Rush System for Health network for the first time in almost 12 years, reported The Chicago Tribune. Article

> According to a new study led by a Johns Hopkins cardiologist, hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery capability can perform non-emergency angioplasty with no greater risk of death or complications. Press release

> Highlighting safety concerns, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses found that healthcare providers observed glove tears or perforations during surgery more frequently when they wore a single pair of gloves than when they wore two pairs of gloves. Abstract

> In Michigan, a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Cheboygan Memorial Hospital to McLaren Health Care, enabling the bankrupt hospital to maintain services, reported the Petoskey News-Review. Article

> As the Supreme Court hears arguments on health reform, 47 percent of Americans disapprove of the law, with views reflecting partisanship, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. Article

And Finally... Woman fakes mental illness to avoid jury duty. Article

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