More outages expected; $100M grant to help further stem cell research;

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> After a rocky launch of, officials say the public should expect more blackouts and outages as the site undergoes repairs over the next four weeks, The Hill reports. Article

>  A study of more than 3,200 nurses shows a positive critical care environment results in less instances of  healthcare-associated infections, according to the American Journal of Critical CareStudy  

> UC San Diego will create a new clinical center to study stem cells' effect on cancer, leukemia, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer's and other health problems, thanks to a $100 million donation from a South Dakota businessman, the Los Angeles Times reports. Article

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Alaska, the only Pacific Coast state that has yet to make a decision about expanding its Medicaid program as part of the Affordable Care Act, has suppressed a report about the effects of such an expansion. Article

> South Carolina has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to launch a program that would integrate the care of its dual-eligibles population. Article

And finally… Never too old to skydive. Article