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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals

    Nine Chicago hospitals ranked among the nation's worst on new measures of infection rates and other patient injuries, drawing federal penalties and raising questions about the way the hospitals are assessed. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other...

    Local hospitals dinged by Medicare

    Local hospitals dinged by Medicare
    Hospitals run by the Lehigh Valley's biggest health care providers have been penalized by the federal government because patients developed preventable complications while being treated at their facilities. Lehigh Valley Hospital's Salisbury,...

    Health exchange enrolls more than 136,000 before December deadline

    Health exchange enrolls more than 136,000 before December deadline
    About 136,685 people enrolled in policies through the state's health exchange as of the Dec. 18 deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown reported Friday. The exchange was created under the Affordable Care...

    86,000 In Connecticut Now Signed Up For Obamacare

    About 86,000 people are slated to receive private insurance coverage through Connecticut's health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, as of Jan. 1, acting CEO Jim Wadleigh said Wednesday. Of those, about 66,000 are people who currently have coverage...