Resident simulation training improves critical decision-making skills; Retail health clinics on the rise;

> Kentucky's Norton Hospital and medical device company Medtronic in Minneapolis are facing a lawsuit that claims a woman suffered "disabling complications" after a spinal surgery at Norton Hospital in 2006 involving a Medtronic bone graft device, according to the Courier-Journal. Article

> Henry Ford Hospital researchers found that simulation training enhanced the critical decision-making skills of medical residents performing actual resuscitations in the emergency department. Statement

> Lexington Medical Center in South Carolina is affiliating with North Carolina-based Duke Medicine to improve access to high-quality cancer care, the former announced Thursday. Announcement

> Retail health clinics are on the rise and becoming a favored spot for uninsured patients, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Article

> Between 2000 and 2010, the number of children dying before their fifth birthday dropped 21 percent, but the rates still don't meet goals established by the United Nations in 2000, according to a study published Friday in the Lancet, reported Medscape Medical News. Article

And Finally… Batteries sending kids to ER. Article