SC Medical Association chief wants to dump sugary drinks; 8% of child gunshot patients die;

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> The president of the South Carolina Medical Association has called for Palmetto State hospitals to drop sugary drinks to curb obesity, Greenville Online reports. Article

> Hospital records from several U.S. urban areas reveal that at least eight percent of children who were hospitalized for gunshot wounds died, MyFoxPhilly reports. Article

> Press Ganey will launch the Institute for Innovation, a nonprofit research collaborative that aims to improve patient care, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

Health Payer News

> Highmark aired a TV ad saying it would lose thousands of jobs if UPMC doesn't sign a contract to join the insurer's provider network, and Pennsylvania officials are questioning the claim. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi said Monday it would reinstate four hospitals owned by Health Management Associates that it previously cut from its network in July. Article

And Finally… Why you really can't eat just one. Article