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Requiem for a Column: The Healthy Skeptic

Looking back at a deceased column: The Healthy Skeptic.

Los Angeles Times chronicles life and death behind bars

Today's Daily Briefing features reporters' struggles to access health information, the health of truck drivers and women who have just given birth, and a must-read about what it means to die in prison.

Five Lessons from the Conrad Murray Conviction in Michael Jackson's Death

Victims of bad physician behavior everywhere are rubbing their eyes in disbelief today after Dr. Conrad Murray's conviction in the death of Michael Jackson. Here are five lessons from the case for regulatory agencies, prosecutors, patient advocates and journalists.

A new study links poor neighborhoods with poor health

Today's Daily Briefing has stories that link health to wealth and vice versa, an interactive on consumers' health spending and a lesson from the end of the long-term health insurance program CLASS.

Polio Spreads in Asia

Lawmakers try to kill part of the Affordable Care Act, polio is spreading in Asia and Americans underestimate what it takes to stay healthy in retirement. This and more in today's Daily Briefing.

USC, California Endowment Unite to Support Health Journalism at the Source

At a fundamental level, a person’s health decides whether he or she will live or die.

Kids' Home-Packed Lunches: Not As Safe As We Think

Preschoolers' lunches and food safety, a slowdown in hospital building, men get breast cancer too, and more in our Daily Briefing.

The health effects of the debt deal and a famine we knew was coming

It was an eventful weekend in the news. Today's Daily Briefing will help you catch up on health in the debt deal, learn surprising facts about clinical trials abroad and violence in hospitals, and connect with tough-but-important stories about famine and homelessness.

What medical devices should the FDA approve?

Health apps, birth control, hunger stikes and mental health in today's Daily Briefing.

Finding Future Parkland Where There Isn't Any Now

It might be roof-top green space. Perhaps a reconfiguration of streets that permits walkable medians and wide bike lanes. Or it could be a supercharging of current joint-use plans between cities and school districts.

The most likely scenario would be a combination of these solutions and many more as community leaders in North Orange County try to overcome a dearth of city parkland.

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