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Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul
The Washington Post
The nation's largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.
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Health law concerns for cancer centers
The Associated Press via MSN
An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state's insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it's in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.
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ACA provision may leave doctors unpaid
Healthcare Finance News
Doctors groups fear their members won't get paid because of an unusual 90-day grace period for government-subsidized health plans and are urging physicians to check patients' insurance status before every visit. "This puts the physician and their patients in a very difficult situation," said Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), which advised physicians Wednesday about how to minimize their risk.
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FDA: Don't order fetal ultrasound videos as souvenirs
The Inquirer
Expectant mothers should not get fetal ultrasound videos as keepsakes and should not use over-the-counter Doppler ultrasound heartbeat monitors, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Although both products are generally considered safe, they are approved for use only with a prescription. The increasing use of these devices for nonmedical reasons is raising concerns among health officials.
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Honing your interpersonal skills
Advanced Healthcare Network
The workplace is a complex system that is comprised of people from diverse backgrounds who have different values, beliefs and personalities. Many workplaces provide positive and stimulating environments with people who work well together.
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Violence in healthcare facilities
Advanced Healthcare Network
In today's environment of shootings in public institutions (e.g. schools), the risk has never been greater for hospitals. This threat of violence is not new but the incidence of occurrence and the use of weapons appears to have increased.
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