University of Chicago nurses set strike vote; Cancer deaths could be eliminated by 2050;

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> Nurses at University of Chicago Medicine will vote on whether to strike on Jan. 29, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

> Hospitals and blood banks, including the American Red Cross, are starting to use genetic testing in order to make more precise matches between blood donors and recipients, Fox News reports. Article

> A new UK report states that continued progress in preventive care, treatment and awareness could lead to elimination of cancer deaths before "late old age" by 2050. Report (.pdf)

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> For the first time in more than a decade, U.S. adults report a decline in financial strain related to their medical bills, according to a new study from the Commonwealth Fund. Article

> Physicians being investigated by a licensing body should be treated with respect and compassion, with an approach that supports physician health, Michael F. Myers, M.D., professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, said in a recent article for Medscape Medical News. Article

And Finally… Sick and satired. Article