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Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Condoms: Should condoms be given to teens instead of candy on Halloween? One Oregon family did, sparking a statewide debate.

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Here’s what we’re checking out today:

Heart Health: More American adults are taking medication to lower their blood pressure, but the number of Americans with hypertension is holding steady, according to new CDC data, reports the AP’s Mike Stobbe.

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This story takes a closer look at why Latinos have higher rates of birth defects of the brain and spine and what's being done about it. It is the first of three fellowship stories about health disparities in Utah by race/ethnicity and geography.

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As the national conversation about gay teen suicide continues in the wake of Tyler Clementi’s death, it’s worth taking a moment to examine how the media covers suicide among people of any age and orientation – and how we can do better.

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Sabotage: Science noir, indeed: Nature’s Brian Maher reports on a jaw-dropping case of medical research sabotage at the University of Michigan.

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Some of heath care reform's provisions went into effect today -- to acclaim and criticism, but mostly just explanation. Here's a rundown of coverage in the ReportingonHealth community.

8 changes, 7 caveats: http://www.reportingonhealth.org/users/macwrite"

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Children from low-income families may be able to take advantage of government funds for health care. Some obstacles may prevent these families from using these funds, like language knowledge and immigration status. Eduardo A. de Oliveira reports.

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The email press release I just received on an new epidemic of whooping cough in California is a jaw-dropper:

The state is on pace to suffer the most illnesses and deaths due to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in 50 years.

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How do you tell the stories of children or teenagers who have stigmatizing health problems without causing harm once the story is published? Laurie Udesky offers tips for reporting with sensitivity — but still getting the story.

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