Women have worse quality of life after strokes; Penn Medicine launches LGBT health initiative;

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> Contact precaution policies in emergency departments vary widely across the U.S., according to a study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Study preview

> Quality of life is worse for female stroke survivors, a new study published in Neurology found. Abstract

> Penn Medicine has launched a program aimed at improving the health of the LGBT community, the first academic medical center in Philadelphia to do so, News-Medical.net reports. Article

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> State exchanges may have trouble becoming financially self-sufficient by January, 2015 as required by the Affordable Care Act, the Associated Press reported. Article

> A new lawsuit claims Humana used the Affordable Care Act as the basis for a "deceptive scheme" to raise premiums and then prevent members from canceling their plans, reported the Kansas City Business Journal. Article

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