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Baby boom: Philadelphia hospitals see birth spike 9 months after Super Bowl win
Becker’s Hospital Review: Nine months after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, area hospitals are beginning to see a surge in babies being delivered, according to CBS Philly.

Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

Main Line Health News…
Voorhees pediatric facility 2nd in New Jersey hit by viral outbreak
Lancaster Independent News: Like the others, the child, who was staying at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, was infected with adenovirus, the state’s health department confirmed in a statement Wednesday night.

Regional Health News….

Gene therapy: CHOP unveils $75M manufacturing facility
Philadelphia Business Journal: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unveiled its $75 million clinical manufacturing facility, created to keep the pediatric medical center at the forefront of cell and gene therapy.

Health Business News…    

Healthcare leaders optimistic about business performance, expect it to continue
Healthcare Finance News: Healthcare leaders are feeling pretty good about the state of their business performance.

Quality and Safety News…

A Profusion of Diagnoses. That’s Good and Bad.
The New York Times: With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life?

Patient Care News…

Doctors believe a hospital bed shouldn’t be a barrier to voting. And they’re doing something about it.
NBC News: In 2016, Dr. Kelly Wong’s patients expressed frustration about being stuck in the hospital on Election Day, unable to cast their ballots. Wong decided she wanted to find a way to change that.

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