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Children's Health: Environment-Linked Disease Costs Big Money

The high cost of environmentally-linked disease in children, a new interactive map for finding "food deserts" and more from our Daily Briefing.

Nice Work (And Health Benefits) If You Can Get It

Why are part-time elected officials in California getting such expensive full-time health benefits? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

A Sweeping New Definition of Alzheimer's Disease For Earlier Diagnosis, Treatment

Redefining Alzheimer's disease could dramatically change the way this disease of aging is diagnosed, treated. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

What if Ryan's Medicaid Cuts were Already in Effect?

In today's Daily Briefing, we are looking at the effects of proposed budget cuts, the hurdles for mobile apps and foreign doctors, and the pay of mental health professionals. What are you reading? Share in comments.

100 Years of Stamping Out STDs

San Francisco's City Clinic has been dishing out frank talk about sex for 100 years. The shocking thing is not how much things have changed, but how much they haven't.

Journalism stars come out for AHCJ Health Journalism 2011 conference in Philadelphia

It makes for a sad spring when I can’t attend the annual Association of Health Care Journalists conference.

Doctors: No Painkillers Until You Sign Our Pain Contract

Why are doctors asking patients to sign a contract before prescribing painkillers? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

The False Claims Act: Go court hopping when shopping for fraud stories

Fishing for a health fraud lawsuit under the False Claims Act can be complicated if you just have a suspicion that something funny is going on. Here are some tips for finding these cases in your state.

Digital Content That Makes Money: Health in the paidContent 50

Digital media news website paidContent launched a list this week that journalists and media profressionals should be paying attention to. They reported and, in some cases, estimated the sales of digital advertising, content and subscriptions to come up with the 50 most successful digital media companies.

Finally, Some Good News About Whooping Cough

Some good news (finally!) about whooping cough, and a hospital mystery: why was a California hospital named as one of the nation's best when it's being investigated for patient safety problems? 

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