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December 08, 2010 | 0 comments

Jonathan Watts arrived in China in 2003 after a distinguished career covering Japan for the Guardian in London. He was filling very big shoes, taking over for... more

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December 07, 2010 | 0 comments

Both gratitude and altruism are good for your health and there's nothing like giving a gift to a... more

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December 07, 2010 | 0 comments

This is one in a series of articles, running the 5 weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's, examining the relationship between housing loss and death in San Francisco.

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December 07, 2010 | 0 comments

Despite threats that skimpy Medicare payments would force doctors to drop seniors from their patient rolls, physicians still are seeing them in droves. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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December 07, 2010 | 0 comments

This Sunday in the Record Searchlight, we revealed that nearly two thirds of Shasta County's doctors are older than 50, and there aren't nearly enough young doctors lining up to replace their... more

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December 06, 2010 | 1 comments

He offered her food. Bacor knew the drill. To work in the Filipino community, one had to go through a cultural 'dance' of introductions to find commonalities so there would be a smoother and more... more

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December 06, 2010 | 0 comments

Which state is having the worst flu season so far? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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December 05, 2010 | 0 comments

Here’s what you shouldn’t do if you get caught breaking the medical rules in Vermont: skip class.

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December 03, 2010 | 0 comments

In November, we highlighted two freelance careers in health journalism. This week we have a first-person account of Karen Weintraub's freelance career.

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December 03, 2010 | 0 comments

It's getting confusing again with a new study on the benefits of mammograms. Our Daily Briefing sorts it all out.

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December 03, 2010 | 2 comments

Medical boards are racing to see who can set the loosest limits on doctors disciplined for inappropriate conduct with female patients.

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners... more

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December 02, 2010 | 0 comments

Could this year get any worse for Johnson & Johnson? The company recalls 12 million bottles of the Mylanta acid, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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December 01, 2010 | 0 comments

California regulators stop monitoring PCBs in the air at the Kettleman Hills Facility, then birth defects increase in Kettleman City, then regulators start monitoring, and birth defects go down.... more

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