Mass. hospital may have exposed colonscopy patients to pathogens; NJ nurses deliver baby in parking garage

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> Nearly 300 colonoscopy patients at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, Massachusetts, may have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens between June 2012 and April 2013, according to MassLive. Article

> Two Hackensack (New Jersey) University Medical Center nurses helped deliver a baby in the hospital's parking garage, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> The March of Dimes and University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston announced they will partner on a first-of-its-kind center focused on cutting mortality and unnecessary illness among pregnant women and infants, according to Health News Digest. Article

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> Federal regulators have banned Cigna from selling new Medicare products because of issues with its Part C and Part D plans that increased enrollees' out-of-pocket expenses which led to delays or denials in receiving medical services and prescription drugs. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services underpaid Medicare Advantage health plans for the costs of treating individuals with multiple chronic conditions, according to a new analysis from Avalere Health. Article

And Finally… Do snow harm. Article