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Overdiagnosing breast cancer, health statistics by county, obesity worse than thought, and straight talk on the political causes of rising costs.

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Medical Marijuana: Federal agents raided the “Oaksterdam” medical marijuana training school today, briefly detaining school founder Richard Lee, one of the nation’s best-known advocates of medical marijuana, Terry Collins reports for the Associated Press.

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SOCTUS-focused ACA news is front and center in healthcare punditry today, with major implications — both political and fiscal — at stake for the nation.

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A victory for anti-smoking advocates, revving up for the Supremes and health reform, and silence on cancer clusters in Illinois, plus more from our Top 5 Today news roundup.

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How the way the US, Canada and the EU are acting towards the upcoming UN NCD Summit in September reminds me of "Horton Hears a Who!" by Dr. Seuss... and what we can do to change it.

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More than two decades after U.S. regulators first issued guidelines on radon infiltration into homes and buildings, the World Health Organization reports that the radon threat to human health is much more serious than previously known.

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Is it even possible anymore to seem unbiased when reporting on politics or the workings of government? Has our political culture become so poisoned that it’s impossible to come off as objective anymore?

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Journalist Yesenia Amaro examines how some small businesses will cope with health reform as their health costs for workers continue to soar.

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Janna Rodriguez, one of the owners of J&R Tacos in Merced, wants to learn more about the specific provisions in the federal health care law designed to help small businesses such as hers. Her restaurant, which opened almost five years ago, employs eight part-time employees — and none of them receive health care benefits.

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A columnist calls for a more "humane" health care spending plan, a seventh-grader tries to start a lunch revolution, and food prices are going up for lots of unexpected reasons as we close out the week in the Daily Briefing.

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