President Obama to visit scandal-marred VA hospital; IV disinfection caps greatly reduce bloodstream infections

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> Robin Paul, the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center supervisor who sent an internal email mocking veteran suicides, was put on administrative leave pending further investigation, after pressure from Congress and veteran groups, including the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Indianapolis Star reports. Article

> A new study in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review finds that 1 in 6 college students misuse stimulant medications prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, causing health and legal problems. Study abstract

> President Obama will visit Phoenix's Veterans Affairs hospital, site of the VA scandal involving secret wait lists to cover up long delays in care, on Friday, two months after Congress and veterans' groups criticized him for not meeting with veterans at the hospital while he was in Arizona previewing housing policies, reports the Washington Post. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> The Apple Watch is long on good looks and garage door openers, and has all the communication functions of an iPhone, but it comes up short on mHealth capabilities. Article

> Smartphones could prove to be the easiest and least challenging approach to ensure that emergency medical information, especially for the chronically ill, is within immediate reach while ensuring security of such data. Article

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