Study shows racial and ethnic disparities in hospital readmissions after delivery; NJ hospital files for bankruptcy protection;

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> Black women in Connecticut were twice as likely as white women to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of childbirth, and Hispanic women were nearly 50 percent more likely than whites to be readmitted, according to a study published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. Study abstract

> Trenton, New Jersey's East Orange General Hospital has filed for bankruptcy protection--just as it is on the verge of being acquired by a national for-profit hospital chain, according to NJ.com. Article

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> Setting a "bonding budget" may sound frivolous, but it's one of the ways that leaders at viral-content website Upworthy ensure that their 80 employees stay engaged and talented candidates want to join their team, according to a post from Harvard Business Review. Article

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> IBM Watson and Boston Children's Hospital will join forces to better understand rare pediatric diseases thanks to the power of cognitive computing. Article

> The White House has released a set of privacy principles to govern the Precision Medicine Initiative. Article

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