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If you haven’t seen this Kaiser Family Foundation health reform video yet, you should. Aside from being quite cute, it’s a fairly even-handed explanation of what health reform will and won’t provide.

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Bad Boys: FiercePharma has put together a slideshow of notoriously misbehaving executives and researchers in the biotech and pharma industries. It’s juicy.

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Nutrition: Irony alert: Chicago public schoolchildren can’t eat the healthy, organic produce they grow in their school gardens because of rules that commercial growers don’t have to follow

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Health Reform: The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News deftly fact-check election-season rhetoric about the impact of health reform

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We have a guest post today from veteran health journalist Karl Stark, health and science editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Karl really knows his way around hospital finance: his stories on a now-defunct health system triggered

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Health Reform: It’s official: a federal judge finally rules that the new health reform law is constitutional. The ruling was hailed as a victory for the Obama administration because it’s the first to dismiss a constitutional challenge on its merits rather than a technicality. The Washington Post’s N.C. Aizenman has the story.

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Whooping Cough: In the wake of California’s worst pertussis epidemic in 60 years, a new state law requires kids aged 12-17 to get vaccinated for the disease before they enter school in 2011, reports Rong-Gong Lin II of the Los Angeles Times.

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CPR: No need for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation during CPR? Just chest compressions? New research suggests that approach might save more lives, reports The Wall St. Journal’s Jennifer Corbett Dooren.

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Weight Loss: Can someone please explain why a weight-loss/sleep study with only 10 participants is getting so much press? Kudos to Foodconsumer.org’s Rachel Howell Stockton for highlighting the limitations of the study while other media coverage hyperventilated.

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