More Americans care for a loved one with health issues; Poor USB security risks info for 6M Medicare beneficiaries;

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> More Americans are caring for a loved one with health issues, often juggling the task with a job and family, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Researchers note an aging U.S. population will increase the need for family caregivers to provide front-line healthcare. Summary

> Atul Gawande, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital launched a think tank to solve end-of-life care issues, according to WBUR. Article

> Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital has voluntarily suspended its heart transplant program June 1 due to insufficient backup surgical care, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer. Article

Health IT News

> Medicare contractor's failure to adequately implement security controls over USB devices put sensitive information for more than six million Medicare beneficiaries at risk, according to a report published this month by the Office of Inspector General. Article

> Community health providers in New Mexico will consult weekly on complex cases with mental health experts through videoconferencing under an expansion of the successful rural telemedicine program Project ECHO. Article

And Finally… Dogs aren't the only ones who drink from this toilet. Article