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Here’s the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.


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Could San Francisco’s nationally recognized paid sick leave law extend to the rest of California? Mari Edlin writes about one state lawmaker’s proposal for California Healthline.

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Could regular use of ibuprofen help prevent Parkinson's disease? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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President Obama’s support for a bill that would let states opt out of national health reform mandates early to come up with their own plans has been described variously as “a bomb,” a “major concession” to reform’s critics, or “calling the Republicans’ bluff.”  

But is it any single one of these things? Not so much. Here’s some context and a look at some analysis of Obama’s highly-publicized support for the Wyden-Brown state waiver bill, which he announced to the nation’s state governors on Monday.

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Medical pot purveyors can't escape the tax man, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Why do so many Americans think health reform has been repealed? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Should pizza be restricted to "save us from ourselves?" Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Why is Disney invading hospital maternity wards? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Are hospitals in your community affected by nationwide shortages of certain drugs? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing!

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From the Jonas Brothers to Antonio Banderas, celebrities are cutting deals with Big Pharma. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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“An important idea is getting its test run in America: the creation of intensive outpatient care to target hot spots and thereby reduce over-all health care costs.”

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