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Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue.

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As the deficit reduction discussions heat up again in Congress, Medicare will certainly come under the microscope. What happens to the federal program could impact President Obama's legacy as it relates to Medicare.

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President Clinton declared October as Domestic Violence Awarness Month and in 1994 signed into legislation the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as authored by Sen. Joe Biden. It addresses various forms of redress and recovery for violent acts against women. It looks at the physical violence dynamic

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The Medicare NewsGroup asked its newly formed Medicare Leaders Advisory Board – a group of prominent former leaders of the federal program and political veterans – this question: “What context should journalists have in order to evaluate competing Medicare reform proposals?”...

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Coaching works for weight loss, the gathering storm against Obamacare, health effects of climate change and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Journalists should delve into the various provisions of the law and explain how they will affect not only consumers but health care's special interests.

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President Johnson may not have intended to sign the Freedom of Information Act on Independence Day, but July 4th is a fitting birthday for FOIA.

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A ban on Big Gulp sodas in New York, High-fructose corn syrup, cancer treatments, junk foods and dieting.

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Journalists Allie Hostler and Jacob Simas examine how people on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation are dealing with rampant methamphetamine addiction.

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Does being part of an organization that "works to reduce hidden risks to the health, safety, and well-being of American consumers" sound like a job for you? Don’t miss our featured opportunity. 

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