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> Medicaid paid for roughly half of the 3.8 million of births in the United States in 2010, according to a study published in this month's issue of Women's Health Issues that helps to gauge healthcare reform's effect on maternal and child health. Announcement

> More than 200 employees at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center have accepted the hospital's offer for early retirement, The Tennessean reported. Article

> Two Massachusetts hospitals may have exposed hundreds of patients to measles after two infected people went to those facilities for medical care, according to The Boston Globe. Article

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> In computing, Moore's Law says costs fall by half every two years as capability improves, yet in healthcare, technology sends bills soaring. The problem, according to Technology Review, is lack of incentives to use cost-effective medicine. Article

> Automatic wireless monitoring has been proved beneficial for chronic heart failure patients, a new trial presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology meeting in Amsterdam, determined. Article

And Finally... Judge orders appropriate punishment for an idiot. Article

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