Vanguard doubles CEO compensation; More pounds linked to increased risk of hospitalization;

> Tennessee-based Vanguard Health Systems gave its CEO and board chairman Charles Martin Jr. $7.94 million in 2012, more than double his total compensation last year, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC Data

> New research from the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 96 percent of patients in the pediatric intensive care unit were prescribed "off-label" drugs, medications not tested for safety or efficacy for a specific patient age or condition. Announcement

> In last night's foreign policy debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he would fund increased defense spending by repealing health reform law, according to The Hill's Healthwatch. Blog Post

> A new study conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston found that one-quarter of the 100 hospital food samples tested positive for Clostridium difficile, according to Food Poisoning Bulletin. The study only looked at one hospital and noted that the contaminated foods did not cause any illness. Article

> With every extra body mass index (BMI) point (about seven pounds), a patient's risk of being hospitalized over a two-year period rises four percent, according to an Australian study, Reuters reported. Article

And Finally… Otters give Picasso a run for his money. Article