St. Jude helps boost cancer survival to 94%; Health IT stakeholders want feds to take their time with regulation;

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> St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, based in Memphis, Tenn., which is celebrating its 50-year anniversary, helped improve the cancer survival rate from 4 percent to 94 percent, according to KERO-TV 23. Article

> Jackson Health System's board is seeking an $830 million bond to fund renovations and equipment upgrades at the taxpayer-owned Florida system, The Miami Herald reported. Article

> Tucson, Ariz.-based Carondelet Health Network laid off 40 corporate office employees as part of a restructuring plan, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Article

Health IT News

> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the American Medical Informatics Association and a bevy of other healthcare information technology stakeholders want the federal government to tread carefully in its efforts to regulate the industry. Article

> How do you train a computer to effectively retrieve medical images? Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland claim some success as part of an effort to build a large-scale medical image retrieval system for consumers. Article

And Finally… So what if you don't look like a supermodel--A shock to the brain can make people think you do. Article