Tenet lawsuit against CHS thrown out; Sexual misconduct by physicians common;

> A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas yesterday threw out Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s lawsuit against Community Health Systems (CHS) for a lack of standing, according to Reuters. Tenet had sued CHS for what Tenet said was admitting too many patients to inflate profits and overbill Medicare. Article

> Sexual misconduct is among the most commonly reported online violations of professionalism by U.S. physicians, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week, Medical News Today reported. Article

> Hospitalization may speed memory decline in seniors, CNN reported. Seniors ages 65 and older experience natural cognitive decline faster with hospitalization, regardless of the reason or how long the hospitalization lasted. Article

> To help fend off infection, University of Wisconsin Hospital is requiring doctors, nurses and visitors at its main intensive care unit to wear gowns and gloves when seeing all patients, reported the Wisconsin State Journal. Researchers plan on checking the measures in September to see if the intervention affects infection rates. Article

> After losing $13.2 million on operations last year, Chicago's Northwest Community Healthcare laid off 104 employees--3 percent of its workforce--this week, reported Crain's Chicago Business. Article

And Finally... 101-year-old great-great grandmother celebrates birthday by paragliding. Article

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