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Seeking more money for HIV/AIDS, payment for bone marrow donors, the fate of sick employees and more from our Daily Briefing.

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California has been in the forefront of the move to implement the Obama Administration's new health care reform legislation. But the state is also in the midst of a terrible budget crisis, and is trying to cut already low Medicaid rates even lower.  "If this is supposed to be the bellwether state for health reform," asks Noam Levey, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, "what does it say for everyone else?"

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As Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to clash with police in New York and elsewhere around the nation, a quieter Occupy Healthcare movement is burgeoning online in websites, blogs and Twitter chats. Here’s a closer look at this virtual protest.

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Tomato paste a "vegetable" in school lunches, high lead levels in New Orleans homes, and suing medical marijuana outlets, plus more from our Daily Briefing. 

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The Supremes make health reform headlines today, kids and cholesterol, and the links between an industrial solvent and Parkinson's disease, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Veterans encounter delays in mental health treatment, health reform questions facing the U.S. Supreme Court and public health worries over Occupy Wall Street, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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An online petition against anti-vaccine ads, truth-squadding Obamacare repeal claims, and a public health film festival, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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Good news for conjoined twins, millions spent on health reform lobbying and literally addictive junk food, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Social media for bone marrow transplants, X-rays don't prevent lung cancer deaths, and a health reform plea for the Supremes, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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A Lap-Band lawsuit gets uglier, what Nixon's HMOs have to do with Obama's ACOs, diabetes and where you live, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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