In the News This Week…

When the Nurse Wants to Be Called ‘Doctor,’ 10-1-11, The New York Times

Writer Gardiner Harris examines how more health care professionals who are not physicians are using the title of doctor.

Appeals filed over Fort Mill hospital decision, 9-26-11, Charlotte Business Journal

Staff writer Jennifer Thomas reports that two health care systems have filed appeals in a South Carolina decision to allow Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System to build a hospital in Fort Mill, SC.

Investigation finds drug abusers exploiting Medicare benefit, 10-14-11, USA Today/Associated Press

AP report on a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into how Medicare recipients abuse prescription drug benefits.

Surgery Rate Late in Life Surprises Researchers, 10-5-11, The New York Times

Writer Gina Kolata examines new research findings that show surgery is surprisingly common among older people during the last months of life.

Patient Data Landed Online After a Series of Missteps, 10-5-11, The New York Times

Writer Kevin Sack reports on how private medical data on emergency room patients at Stanford Hospital were exposed online.

Breast cancer fight comes to Weaverville, 10-5-11, Asheville Citizen-Times

Writer Barbara Blake focuses on three retirees and their campaign to educate residents in a small mountain community about breast cancer.


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