The U.S. government recently released data detailing and comparing hospital charges. The clear fact revealed by the data — Charges for specific procedures can vary greatly between hospitals. This comes as no surprise to me. I see hospital bills on a regular basis in my personal injury practice.
Another cruise ship overboard has dominated the cruise news lately. A couple went overboard from the Carnival Spirit cruise ship. The cruise ship did not notice that the passengers had fallen from the ship until after the cruise ship returned to port in Australia.
Jeff John Roberts (@jeffjohnroberts) of paidContent reports that like the New York Times the Financial Times is now making its content available through Flipboard.
According to a report just released by the Health Department, as of May 5, 2013 at least 196 patrons and 4 employees of Firefly who consumed food and/or drinks at Firefly restaurant during April 21-26, 2013 have been determined to be confirmed or probable cases of Salmonella I:4,5,12i:- infection.
Thus far, surveillance for additional cases revealed 200 people who became ill after eating at Firefly during April 21-26, 2013. The Epi-X posting resulted in reports of salmonellosis from five public health agencies outside of NV.
New Study by USDA, FDA Aims to Enhance Food Safety in Retail Delis – Risk Assessment Targets Listeria Monocytogenes (Lm)
o help minimize the public health burden of listeriosis, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have conducted a major study to better understand the risk of foodborne illness associated with eating certain foods prepared in retail delicatessens and developed recommendations for changes in current practices that may improve the safety of those products.
The announcement yesterday of charges in New York against eight members of a cybercrime ring that stole $40 million from ATMs in 24 countries, all within 10 hours, is the latest in a series of episodes that illustrate the constant threat of cyber attacks against our corporate networks.
We have previously written about Sergey Aleynikov, a former computer programmer for an investment bank who beat federal charges of trade secret theft under the Economic Espionage Act in 2012.
Kissimmee, FL, resident Scott Campbell, 48, has gained some unwanted publicity due to allegations that he has been conning women out of their money after meeting them through internet dating services like Match.com.