- Levi Watkins

Levi Watkins, Jr., MD, a pioneering cardiac surgeon known for both clinical and civil rights achievements, died April 11 of complications from a stroke. He was 70 years old.

 - Data Breach

Healthcare-related data breaches increased between 2010 and 2013, according to an analysis of an online database maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During that time period, health plans and clinicians reported 949 breaches had affected 29.1 million records.

 - guns

Guns, drugs, arson and a plot to murder a fellow cardiologist: That is the list of offenses police have charged against a cardiologist in New York after agents searched his home in Sand Points, N.Y.

 - Medication Management

The NIH has launched a randomized, multicenter, international study to see if statins can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in HIV patients. As of now, no therapies have been found to lower cardiovascular risk in this patient population.

 - U.S. Congress

With the “doc fix” behind them, cardiology's advocates are ready to move onto other important issues. “Now we can really start talking about how we implement rewarding quality of care and switching from volume to quality,” said Peter Duffy, MD.