Two-thirds of Americans are now obese; New figures about nurse shortage worry Illinois officials;

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> New estimates reveal the extent of one of the biggest public health problems in the nation, as a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine reports that more than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. Research letter

> Peter Rogan, the former president and CEO of Edgewater Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, has returned to the city to face perjury and obstruction of justice charges stemming from the hospital's financial collapse in 2002, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

> Illinois nurses are getting older and one-third plan to retire in the next five years, according to a survey by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Linda Roberts, manager of the Illinois Center for Nursing, hopes Illinois' 175 education programs can produce enough replacements. Research

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> The American Hospital Association has raised a variety of concerns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule for fiscal 2016, AHA News Now has reported. Article

> The Healthcare Financial Management Association in a new report said that hospitals and healthcare systems should move beyond cost containment to cost configuration. Article

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