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Healthy Places: Los Angeles is using some of its stimulus money to make low-income neighborhoods healthier places to live by improving parks, creating community gardens and improving school lunches among other projects, reports Megan Baier, a correspondent for Healthy California.

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Hospital Bribery? A California man has been charged with bribery for trying to entice a hospital employee to accept would-be doctors into hard-to-get medical residency slots, according to a story in The Wall St. Journal. He allegedly paid the employee $15,000 as incentive. His lawyer calls him a “very generous guy.”

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Telemedicine: Lots of press coverage of the launch of California’s Telehealth Network, in which 50 clinics and hospitals will join a broadband network to provide medical care to people in remote areas. Organizers eventually hope to link up to 900 health care providers by the end of next year. Check out the Sacramento Bee’s coverage.

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Good morning! We're off the beaten path in today's Daily Briefing:

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From DNA backpedaling to irrational nonsense to Typhoid Mamey, here’s what we’re reading about this morning:

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From Medicare scamsters to "biblical flu" to a simple walk to school, here's what we're reading today:

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From extreme superbugs to NSFW cancer screening campaigns: welcome to Wednesday’s Daily Briefing!

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