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Surgeon general dismissed, replaced by Trump administration

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD is fired and replaced by Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, who is the current Deputy Surgeon General.

The Mumps Programming Language

The MUMPS programming language catches the attention of Hacker News, with 178 comments discussing its peculiarities and its use at Meditech and Epic.

Theranos Secretly Bought Outside Lab Gear and Ran Fake Tests, Court Filings Allege

A lawsuit filed by former investors accuses Theranos of setting up a shell company to secretly buy commercial lab test equipment.

ECMC, hit by cyberattack, continues massive task of restoring computer functions

Erie County Medical Center (NY) continues to operate on paper as it works to restore network services after a cyberattack on April 9.

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