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Village Health Works has rebuilt a war-torn Burundian village, teaching community members who used to kill each other to instead care for one another. Seattle's global health community is on board.

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Continued miscommunication about findings from observational studies is drawing continued criticism from a growing number of observers. Journalists: observe and learn.

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Drop that T-bone! Or should you? Unpacking a large study of the risk of dying from routinely eating red meat. 

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Lawmakers try to kill part of the Affordable Care Act, polio is spreading in Asia and Americans underestimate what it takes to stay healthy in retirement. This and more in today's Daily Briefing.

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In November, we highlighted two freelance careers in health journalism. This week we have a first-person account of Karen Weintraub's freelance career.

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For those who have followed the healthcare reform debate from inception to legislation, it often seemed as though there was more misinformation and fear-mongering circulating in the public domain than accurate details.

And with Tuesday's election handing control of the House to Republicans, the divide over healthcare reform — which seems, at times, straight down party lines — will only get more pronounced, leading to the inevitable question: what will become of the healthcare reform bill before it takes effect in 2014?

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Christina Hernandez reports on new technologies adopted by Camden hospitals in order to streamline medical records and reduce inefficiencies.

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Elizabeth A. Bancroft, M.D., S.M., has been a medical epidemiologist in the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health since August 2001. Since 2003, she has gained national media attention because of her work on communityassociated MRSA. This attention was magnified in fall 2007 with her editorial on MRSA in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Bancroft is chief of the county department's invasive bacterialdisease, hepatitis, and antimicrobial resistance unit.

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John Rich is professor and chair of health management and policy at the Drexel University School of Public Health and director of the university’s Center for Nonviolence & Social Justice. He has been a leader in the field of public health, and his work has focused on serving one of the nation’s most ignored and underserved populations --African-American men in urban settings. Dr. Rich is the author of the 2009 book, "Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men." In 2006, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

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As an intriguing community forum on health literacy gets underway at USC today, check out these great resources for learning about the subject provided by one of the forum’s organizers, Ellen Iverson, an assistant pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine and deputy director of the Community, Health Outcomes, and Intervention Research Program at the Saban Research Institute at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

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