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April 3, 2018

Weekly review: The best nursing schools, according to US News

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    The best nursing schools, according to US News (Monday, March 26)
    U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual Best Nursing Schools list, with Johns Hopkins University topping the list for master's degrees and Duke University topping the list for doctor of nursing practice degrees.

    One glass of wine a day is healthy, right? The effort to find out just got very controversial. (Tuesday, March 27)
    NIH Director Francis Collins says he is "taking … very seriously" an inquiry into claims that NIH employees asked industry stakeholders for funding to carry out new research on the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption.

    Ascension, Providence call off merger talks, insiders tell WSJ (Wednesday, March 28)
    Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health have halted talks regarding a proposed merger that would have created the largest hospital operator in the country, sources familiar with the discussions told the Wall Street Journal.

    Shulkin's out–and blames a 'brutal power struggle' over VA privatization (Thursday, March 29)
    The firing came amid investigations into former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin's alleged misuse of taxpayer money and reports of Trump administration infighting over Shulkin's opposition to privatizing VA's health care system.

    Walmart-Humana: Here's our take. (Friday, March 30)
    On Thursday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported that retail giant Walmart is in early talks to buy insurer Humana—a potentially giant deal even by the standards of the recent wave of proposed health care mega-mergers. Here's what Advisory Board experts think it could mean.

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