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Heart Health:

Doctors at Kaiser Permanente-Northern California managed to nearly double its rate of successfully controlling patients' high blood pressure by creating a hypertension registry and strictly following clinical guidelines, Michael O'Riordan reports for the American Heart Association's Heart Wire. 

Dental Health: The Pew Center on the States releases its second annual state-by-state survey of children's access to dental care, with Maryland providing the best access and Florida providing the worst.

Medicaid: In a new poll, about 60 percent of Americans say they oppose the House Republicans' plan to dramatically cut funding for Medicaid, the federal insurance program for the poor, Phil Galewitz reports for Kaiser Health News.

Measles: Writing for PLoS Blogs, Seth Mnookin connects the dots between recent measles outbreaks in the United States and anti-vaccination campaigns.

Aging: Taking more calcium than recommended won't help prevent brittle bones or fractures when you're older, according to a large Swedish study, Christian Nordqvist reports for Medical News Today.

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