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Evaluating the True Health Cost of War

Evaluating the True Health Cost of War

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Today's Daily Briefing comes to you from the halls of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships seminars. Join the conversation about new ideas in health journalism with the hashtag #chjf on Twitter as you get today's essential health news here.

Antitrust: The Justice Department is suing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for driving up the cost of health care. Get the story at the Detroit Free Press.

Wine in Bed: The Journal Gazette reports on a surprising dietary policy at Parkview Ortho Hospital.

The Cost of War: More than 1,000 Californian veterans under 35 have died between 2005 and 2008, which is more than the number of Californian soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in those three years. Aaron Glantz explains why at The Bay Citizen. KQED Forum also held a discussion, "Death After Leaving the Battlefield," with Glantz as a guest.

Obama Central: Here's a non-health story for your Friday. Student-run Neon Tommy is covering the heck out of the president's visit to USC.

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