Irish pediatric hospital has up to two-year wait for MRI scans; Pennsylvania training barbers to promote colonoscopies;

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> Children must wait for up to two years to undergo MRI scans at Ireland's largest pediatric hospital, according to an article in The Irish Times. Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin receives twice as many requests for MRI exams as it can handle during an average week. Article

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot and Mercyhurst University are using a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to train barbers to promote colonoscopies. The Barber Shop Talk project is aimed at barbers who serve African-American customers since African Americans are diagnosed with the disease at a higher rate than the general public. Article

> The global nuclear medicine market is expected to grow by a rate of 11 percent annually, reaching $24 billion by the year 2030. The main driver of this market will be therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, which is expected to grow annually by 30 percent over the same time period. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT are giving the healthcare industry a reprieve, issuing a proposed rule that would allow providers to use 2011 edition of Meaningful Use certification criteria in 2014. Article

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> Healthcare and insurance executives' base pay outstrips physician salaries, according to an analysis for The New York Times by Compdata Surveys. Article

And Finally... Nudity and violin playing: A bad combination. Article

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