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Republicans and their allies are dusting off an old $500 billion deception about Medicare, trying once more to scare seniors into voting their way. How some media are catching on — and supplying much-needed context.

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Health reform votes knock out incumbents, fewer kids with obesity, more on-the-job fatalities, an epidemic of stillbirths in Iraq and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Tips for following the money trail of vaccine exemption legislation in your state.

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A worldwide rise in dementia cases, a new Planned Parenthood lawsuit, a painkiller crackdown and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner describes how the stem cell company Celltex tried to intimidate him and his university when he asked the FDA to investigate the company.

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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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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Medicaid woes in California, a better, but costly, lung cancer screening tool, health reform's unintended consequences and more from our Daily Briefing.

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To encourage more doctors to work in underserved areas, state Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, proposed a bill for the Steven M. Thompson Medical School Scholarship Program to help students pay for medical school. The bill, Assembly Bill 589, has a condition: The students contractually commit to work their first three years after residency in an underserved area.

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A look into why Tulare County, a poor, semi-rural county in California's Central Valley, has a severe lack of physicians.

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The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.

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