Skin cancer treatment costs rising faster; NYC doctor free of Ebola;

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> Associated costs for skin cancer climbed at five times the rate of other cancer treatments between 2002 and 2011, according to a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Study abstract

> Craig Spencer, M.D., the New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola, is now free of the virus and will be released from Bellevue Hospital Center today, according to CNN. Article

> The American Hospital Association this week launched a new toolkit to recruit veterans to healthcare jobs. Toolkit

> The Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention introduced the first guidelines for clinical workforce suicide prevention. Guidelines (.pdf)

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> The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to hear whether taxpayer subsidies to purchase commercial healthcare coverage are legal may wind up negatively impacting for-profit, publicly traded hospitals, Bloomberg News reported. Article

> Could a state-administered patient compensation system take the place of the current adversarial medical malpractice tort system? That's the question Jeffrey Segal, M.D., CEO of Medical Justice, and Wayne Oliver, executive director of Patients for Fair Compensation posed in Forbes. Article

> The Mayo label may not be all that it's stacked up to be. That's apparently the case with Fairmont Hospital in rural Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Article

And Finally… Surprise gone wrong. Article