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When experienced health journalist Joanne Silberner realized she had a "huge" misconception about cancer in the developing world, she reported from three countries to shed light on the subject for readers and listeners.

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In the Friday edition of the Daily Briefing we bring you news about the death of Jack Kevorkian, a report on race and health care, new ideas about AIDS, a toilet story and great listening for your weekend.

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In today's Daily Briefing, we are looking at the effects of proposed budget cuts, the hurdles for mobile apps and foreign doctors, and the pay of mental health professionals. What are you reading? Share in comments.

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Claudia J. Hernandez is pursuing a Ph.D. in Culture and Performance in the World Arts and Cultures Department at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her research interests are in Latina/o religion, spirituality and healing practices in Los Angeles. Mrs. Hernandez' work seeks to understand the ways Proyecto Jardín was conceived, how it physically manifests as a place of healing, and how place contributes to the development and enactment of individual and community identities among Latina/os.

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