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Bird flu research, Medicare fraud, coal trains and more from our Daily Briefing.

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For many refugees of the Cambodian genocide, the horrors didn't end when the shooting stopped. Nor did they end when the immigrants came to the United States in search of new lives.

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A journalist examines why Americans don't walk, and why they need to for the nation's health.

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Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

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Hospitals across the country are using near-total discretion in the way they disclose infections that occur as a result of surgeries, cause over 8,000 deaths annually in the U.S., and cost an additional $10 billion per year to the healthcare system, a new study underscoring the need for public reporting standards has found.

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Has autism always been with us at the numbers we see today, or is there actually more of it? It’s a complicated question, but the organization Autism Speaks is confusing the issue.

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Tracie McMillan talks about reporting undercover for her new book exploring how and why Americans eat the way they do.

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Takeaways from the comprehensive report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and what we can learn about health media from their data.

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We know more about cows at remote ranches than drug-resistant infections in thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide. So what should be done? Here are some ideas from Health Watch USA and the CDC.

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Health happens everywhere. Today in the Daily Briefing get new perspectives on how mental health professionals and surgeons are using social media, a new way to think about the contraception debate and an explainer video on "webidemiology."

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