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1. Fighting Obesity Long-Term Will Save Money. A longer-term budget window for projecting costs in obesity prevention efforts might save the government more money.
2. Medicare Offers Pay Boost to Hospitals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule late Friday that would increase payments to the nation’s 3,400 acute care hospitals by nearly $27 million in fiscal 2014.
3. Sjogren’s Carries Heavy Disease Burden. Patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome are prone to develop serious complications over the long term, despite the presumption that this is a relatively benign autoimmune disease.