Twin Cities lack resources for psych patients; VA fires Wisconsin chief of staff for overprescribing allegations;

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> Mentally ill patients in Twin Cities hospitals are overwhelming emergency rooms and psychiatric wards because there is no other setting to send them, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Article

> The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has fired Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center Chief of Staff David Houlihan amid accusations of over-prescribing narcotic medications, according to ABC7 Chicago. Article

> More than 8,000 people have signed a petition against Chapel Hill, North Carolina's UNC Hospitals plans to rename a children's clinic after a donut franchise, according to WNCN. Article

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> As Director of IT Security at Children's National Medical Center, Chad Wilson believes his job is not to "implement a bunch of widgets and speak a foreign language," but rather to protect the investments of his facility. Article

> There are no signs the telemedicine market will be slowing down anytime soon, especially in light of a report from Grand View Research Inc. forecasting that the market will reach $2.8 billion by 2022. Article

And Finally… Pre-emptive strike. Article

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