California: Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Budget That Saved Health Programs
California Health: As California lawmakers pass a balanced budget on time (for the first time in years), California Healthline's David Gorn highlights how some health programs and agencies expected to be cut were saved. Updated: Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed that budget, leaving the health programs' future uncertain.
Medicaid: The federal health program for the poor is starting to look like a "sacrificial lamb" as lawmakers and the Obama administration negotiate budget deals that would protect Medicare and Social Security, Janet Hook and Janet Adamy report for The Wall St. Journal.
Weight Loss: Doctors are warning about the health risks of the hCG diet, named for the pregnancy hormone women take while eating about 500 calories a day. But success stories and easy access to the hormone have made the diet popular with many women, Laura Vozzella reports for the Baltimore Sun.
Adolescent Health: Only about 15 percent of American teenagers get the amount of exercise recommended by the federal government's health experts, according to a new study examined by Kristina Fiore for MedPage Today.
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