Iowa governor signs healthcare expansion into law; Is it time to reimburse virtual colonoscopy?;

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> Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed the healthcare expansion bill, which will expand healthcare access for disadvantaged residents, the Associated Press noted. Article

> A nurse who worked for United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., claims she was fired after reporting the hospital's trauma program endangered patients, reported Pioneer Press. Sandra White, expressive about the hospital's shortcomings and retaliatory measures, filed a lawsuit against Allina Health System, United Hospital's owner. Article

> New York's Kaleida Health and its three main unions reached a tentative three-year contract, reported The Buffalo News. The agreement addresses health insurance and wages, providing more opportunities for 7,300 workers. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Radiologist Judy Yee, of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, argues in an article published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology that "the time has arrived" for national reimbursement of CT colonography--aka, virtual colonoscopy--in the United States. Article

> New imaging software developed and currently in use at the Cincinnati Children's Medical Center has enabled physicians to expose children to significantly less radiation during CT scans. Article

And Finally… Orphaned week-old pit bull's replacement mommy: a nursing cat. Article