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Bad air on school buses, the benefits of Medicaid, concerns over hospice care and more from our Daily Briefing.

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At what point will our planet become too darn hot? Scientists are now saying that if we don't do anything about curbing carbon emissions, temperatures in the next few decades could rise so high so fast that many regions of the Earth will become inhabitable.

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Studying the health of people who live near polluted rail yards, a California medical school in jeopardy, health reform court battle and more in our Daily Briefing.

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States cut back on HIV/AIDS drugs for the poor, Nevada's smoking ban lowers heart attacks and stroke, and a Medicaid success story, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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Clean cars could mean less asthma, a link between bedbugs and MRSA, a prescription for yoga and more from our Daily Briefing.

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America has trash pickers, too. A visit to a recycling facility in San Jose, California, suggests numerous health and workplace safety stories for journalists to explore in their communities.

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The high cost of environmentally-linked disease in children, a new interactive map for finding "food deserts" and more from our Daily Briefing.

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In California’s agricultural Central Valley, clean water is surprisingly hard to come by, and expensive, for some of the region’s poorest residents. It’s not hard to make the connection between poor health and water that has been tainted by nitrates from agricultural runoff.

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Why does Bakersfield have such awful air quality? How do Vitamin D levels affect your risk for diabetes? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Could a penny-an-ounce soda tax in California save public schools and help children's health? Answers and more in today's Daily Briefing.

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