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Is a bad cop better than no cop at all? The elimination this month of the California Board of Registered Nurses raises the question.

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HIPAA privacy rules often scare health professionals away from blogging and social media. But three nurse-bloggers at BlogWorld LA last week said they can converse online about their careers without fear by following these common-sense guidelines.

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

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The first in a three part series on the causes behind Oklahoma's lack of access to health care, including a physician shortage, geographic disparities and lack of transportation options.

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Learn more about the key role two St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalists played in a new state law giving Missouri's medical board some real power to protect patients.

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A grim future for California's adult day health centers, Groupon's move into health care, colon cancer deaths on the decline and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A jaw-dropping paycheck for a California health insurance CEO, niacin plus statins isn't an improvement, Vermont's new single payer bill, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Before he was busted for prescribing drugs over the Internet, Dr. Stephen Hollis wrote 43,930 prescriptions for drugs in just one year, about about 170 scrips every workday. How is that even possible? Hollis tells me how.

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Big health policy changes amid California budget woes, ob-gyns refuse overweight patients, and news on Morgellons, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Supermarket design and obesity, Mitt Romney walks the healthcare tightrope, and a promising HIV/AIDS study, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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