Obstetrician shortage hits Nevada women; Flu vaccine shortage causes frustration throughout US;

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> Medical students at the NYU School of Medicine are learning how to access and interpret big data to spot health trends, NPR reports. Article

> A shortage of obstetricians in Nevada cause many women to go without prenatal care, according to Elko Daily Free Press. Article

> The U.S. is experience a national shortage of FluMist vaccines and its availability depends on how well healthcare providers prepared for or didn't prepare for flu season, WCPO Cincinnati reports. Article

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> Patient preference during the hospital discharge planning process would hold greater weight under a new proposed rule that also aims to reduce readmissions. Article

> Nearly 500 hospitals in 43 states agreed to pay $250 million in settlements involving cardiac devices that were implanted in patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, according to the Department of Justice. Article

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