NY providers must prescribe hep C testing for baby boomers; Obesity may be risk factor for C. diff;

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> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law requiring healthcare providers to offer hepatitis C testing to baby boomers, who are five times more likely to have the disease than any other age group, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Obesity may be a risk factor for clostridium difficile infection, according to researchers from Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Announcement

> Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Fla., has signed a formal clinical affiliation with Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., the latter announced. Statement

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> Despite millions of Americans gaining insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals may still have to better manage bad debt. Article

> Many of the early enrollees through the state-operated health insurance exchanges are applying for Medicaid coverage, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

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