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Feds: Eat Healthy, But Also Eat Tons Of Cheese, Please

Feds: Eat Healthy, But Also Eat Tons Of Cheese, Please

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Here's what we're checking out today:

Nutrition: If you missed it over the weekend, Michael Moss' New York Times story on how the federal government urges low-fat eating on one hand and pushes high-fat cheese on Americans with the other is a must-read. Tufts professor Parke Wilde's food policy blog has some interesting analysis and follow-up story ideas for journalists.

Seismic Safety: California journalists take note: is your local hospital at risk of collapse in an earthquake? Check out Christina Jewett's California Watch report on how state authorities are doing little to track the highest-risk hospitals

Community Health: Duke University's health system and medical school tries an experiment in community health by supporting a nearby community clinic, reports Darryl Fears of the Washington Post.

Health Reform: The U.S. Supreme Court rejects a long-shot challenge to repeal health reform legislation – for now, reports Brent Kendall of The Wall St. Journal.

Medical Conferences: Panelists from the ScienceWriters2010 conference offer tips for journalists on covering medical conferences. (One tip: bring a long extension cord.)

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