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News you can (and should) use: our curated daily collection of ideas and resources for your work, plus some fun stuff.

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J&J Woes: After recalls more than 100 million bottles of Tylenol and other popular medicines made by Johnson & Johnson, the feds inspect another J &J plant that makes over-the-counter heartburn meds, the Washington Post reports.

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Here’s what we’re reading (and listening to) today:

Rural Health: KQED’s Health Dialogues program focuses on rural health issues including long distances to health care, lack of specialists and poverty.

Anthrax: Who knew you could contract anthrax by pounding on an animal-skin skin drum? Some folks at a New Hampshire drumming circle found out the hard way.

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Here’s what we’re reading (and listening to) today:

Embargo Break: Did the Financial Times break a journal embargo in reporting the tenofovir microbicide story coming out of the Vienna  HIV/AIDS conference? Ivan Oransky says yes over at his blog Embargo Watch.

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Alzheimer’s: The New Scientist Magazine offers a consumer-friendly Q&A on what the first new diagnostic guidelines in 25 years for Alzheimer’s disease could mean for doctors and patients – particularly when few new treatments are on the horizon.

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Fight the Bite: California reports its first human West Nile virus cases of the season, in what appears to be a late start to a mild West Nile season nationally. What’s happening in your community? For some resources and ideas for your coverage, check out this Accidental Wonk post.

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It's all hospitals and doctors in today's Daily Briefing:

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If Wednesday is leaving you in an intellectual slump, here are some links that will help you understand and challenge the news:

Sun Scare? Harmon Leon at the Huffington Post questions the claims of dermatologists -- and lets four dermatologists examine his moles in the process.

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Get your week rolling with these tidbits from around the web:

Live Now: Forbes' Matthew Herper is blogging the Food and Drug Administration’s Avandia review in real time.

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