Patients flock to the Internet for chronic illness support; Imaging tests for women with pelvic pain unnecessarily high;

> When patients are diagnosed with a new acute or chronic illness, the Internet is often one of the first places they share the news when they get home from the doctor's office, suggests a new report from Minneapolis marketing firm Russell Herder. FiercePracticeManagement

> An examination of women admitted to the ED for acute pelvic pain shows that oftentimes, those women undergo too many imaging tests--particularly sonograms, CT Scans or MRIs--according to an AuntMinnie report. Article

> Medtronic Xomed is asking for $2.5 million in financial incentives from Jacksonville and the state of Florida to expand its operations in that city. The move will allow it to create 175 jobs with an average wage of $80,000 per year. FierceMedicalDevices

> Healthcare software developer ClearPractice just launched Eden, its software-as-a-service solution, aimed at helping practices manage billing, scheduling and prescribing via the cloud, according to MedGadget. Article

And Finally... I suppose some would see this as a gesture of good will. Article

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