Potential Illinois gov't shutdown threatens hospitals; DC nurses endorse staff ratios bill;

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> A proposal to grant Level 1 trauma centers authority over paramedic services has ignited a dispute between two hospitals in Camden, New Jersey, according to Philly.com. Article

> A looming government shutdown in the state of Illinois would have drastic implications for the state's hospital services, according to IllinoisHomePage.net. Article

> District of Columbia nurses are lobbying for a bill before the City Council that would lower allowable nurse-to-patient ratios, according to NBC Washington. Article

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> Eighty-two percent of cities or geographic regions in the United States have seen their hospital prices rise between 2011 and 2013, according to NJ.com. Article

> A new cardiac drug that could reach the U.S. market in the next few years could set off another cascade of tens of billions of dollars in additional healthcare costs, the Financial Times has reported. Article

And Finally… Ginger confusion. Article