More strokes among people aged 20 to 64; Patients may not have all the facts on cancer overdiagnosis;

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> Franciscan Alliance, a Mishawaka, Ind.-based health system with 113 locations in Indiana and Illinois, will lay off 275 employees and eliminate 650 positions, Becker's Hospital Review reports. Article

> Strokes have increased 25 percent among people aged 20 to 64 in the last two decades, according to a study published in The Lancet. Abstract

> Research show homeless women visit emergency departments more than twice a year on average, 13 times more than non-homeless women, according to a research announcement from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada. Announcement

> Clinicians may not be properly informing patients about the risk of overdiagnosis and overtreatment due to cancer screenings, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Study (subscription required)

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> Expanding insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act may result in more outpatient clinic visits and unchanged emergency room use, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School. Article

> U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next week, despite previously turning down a request to appear. Article

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