Nurses play key role in whooping cough education; Illinois governor lets retired health pros help hospitals;

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> Nurses and nurse practitioners play a critical role in pertussis (whooping cough) education, which has been on the rise over the past few decades. An article in the July-September edition of The Journal of Christian Nursing presents the history of pertussis, possible reasons for the rise in prevalence, symptoms, management of illness, vaccination across the lifespan and worldwide prevention efforts. Article

> Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed legislation aimed at bringing doctors and nurses out of retirement to help as volunteers in free medical clinics, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana. The law allows 500 retired health professionals to get volunteer licenses at no cost. Quinn says retired professionals want to help those in need and the state should let them. Article

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> Uncertainty about where sensitive and confidential data is located causes more worry for security pros than hackers or malicious employees, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. Article

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> The Internal Revenue Service, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published regulations today that include a one-month employment-based orientation period. Article

> Health insurers in 10 states that reported rate filings have the support of Moody's Investors Services to go forward with double-digit rate hikes in 2015. Article

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