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> A study from the Alameda County (Calif.) Public Health Department finds unreliable public transportation inhibits access to healthcare services, according to KQED. Article

> Health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act won't mirror the online insurance marketplace in Massachusetts, lacking some protections and cost controls, The Boston Globe reported. Article

> A retrospective study found that patients' length of stay increases along with hospitalists' workload, MedPage Today reported. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Patients who have undergone a nuclear imaging study with radioactive tracers become radiation emitters themselves--something people who come in close contact with those patients should be aware of, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Article

> U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) has introduced a bill that would allow for Medicare coverage of qualified radiology assistant services. Article

And Finally… Your purse is dirtier than a toilet. Article