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Achoo: A small but intriguing new study suggests that a common cold virus is linked to childhood obesity. In San Diego, KPBS’ Kenny Goldberg has the story.

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Nutrition: Another label to remember when you go to the supermarket: “corn sugar” – that’s apparently what high-fructose corn syrup makers want to call their product now. Surprisingly, high-fructose corn syrup isn’t as nutritionally evil as it’s been made to be, the New York Times’ Tara Parker-Pope reports.

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Outliers: A cautionary tale for health journalists: GoozNews’ Merrill Goozner details how an error of adjustment in the Dartmouth Atlas skewed media coverage of supposedly sky-high leg amputation rates in McAllen, Texas.

Mobile Health: NetworkWorld’s Paul McNamara takes issue with a new survey showing that 40 percent of us would pay for health care apps or services on our mobile devices.

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Health Reform: KBUR’s Common Health Blog’s Carey Goldberg finds “nuggets” that can serve as great health reform story ideas in a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on how health care reform has affected Massachusetts.

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Nutrition: We don’t need no stinkin’ nutrition facts. Just let me eat my 845-calorie taco salad in peace, okay?

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Healthy Places: Los Angeles is using some of its stimulus money to make low-income neighborhoods healthier places to live by improving parks, creating community gardens and improving school lunches among other projects, reports Megan Baier, a correspondent for Healthy California.

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The American Prospect’s co-editor Paul Starr spoke with Antidote last week about the magazine’s special report on health reform.

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Medical Errors: The Columbia Journalism Review lauds the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for publishing Jeremy Kohler’s and Blythe Bernhard’s  account of how difficult it was to investigate a Missouri surgeon who removed the wrong kidney from a patient in 2007.  

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Hawking Health Reform:  Actor Andy Griffith, best known for Matlock and The Andy Griffith Show, has been hired by the federal government to pitch seniors on the merits of health reform. A national ad will air on the Weather Channel, Hallmark and other channels older folks like. (Thanks to Gawker for this one).

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