New Hampshire hospital ordered to stop accepting new patients; Infant mortality rate in District of Columbia on the rise;

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> Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, New Hampshire must stop accepting new patients under an order from Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) following a report from a disability rights groups that accused the organization of abuse and neglect, the Washington Times reports. Article

> A study published in the National Center for Biotechnology finds that given a choice, parents will choose the least expensive medical procedure for their children. Study

> The infant mortality rate in District of Columbia rose in 2012 to 7.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, a rate higher than the most recent national average of 6.1, the Washington Post reports.  Article

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> Rising rates of prescription painkiller addiction have led to spikes in claims for drug abuse treatment and renewed emphasis on prevention, according to Healthcare Payer News. Article

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> Contrary to previous reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy a new scheduling system by 2017, Nextgov reported. Article

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