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Also in the news for June 19, 2014 . . .

WV Supreme Court reduces $91 million nursing home verdict to $37 million ... Government rushed EHR adoption, RAND researchers say ... Sweat degrades copper's antibacterial properties

Study: Dietary supplements linked to higher mortality risk in older women

Going against conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that multivitamins and some other supplements actually increase the odds of mortality.

Copper surfaces lower healthcare-acquired infection rates, study finds

Installing antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospital intensive care unit rooms reduced the risk of acquiring hospital-related infections by more than 40%, according to new research. This finding was the result of a study testing the efficacy of antimicrobial copper in hospital rooms.

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