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State of the Union's Near Silence on Health Care: What it Portends

State of the Union's Near Silence on Health Care: What it Portends

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Health Reform: The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff examines what the near-absence of health care discussion in last night's State of the Union address means for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

Community Health: The Chronicle of Higher Education's Scott Carlson profiles public health expert Richard Jackson, whose new documentary and companion book on how urban environments affect health is coming out this week.

Hospitals: Not content to offer fancy VIP wings with Frette linens and butlers, some hospitals are marketing themselves to patients with free parking, shopping discounts and social mixers, Michelle Andrews reports for the Washington Post.

Environmental Health: Could childhood diphtheria and tetanus vaccines be less effective because of mom's exposure to PFCs, the chemicals used in microwave popcorn and snowboard lubricants? A new study suggests just that, Ryan Jaslow reports for CBS News.

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