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Why the Mediterranean diet keeps hearts healthy, a better way to predict heart attacks, and good news about tuberculosis, plus more from our Top 5 Today.

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Learn the promises and pitfalls of using hospital safety data in your reporting in this Q&A with Kaiser Health News' Jordan Rau.

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Public health researchers take aim at sugar, Elizabeth Banks makes a heart attack movie, new advances in treating prostate cancer and more from our Daily Briefing.

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One of the things on my agenda for October 20 was getting to an appointment on time. The other was going to the Los Angeles Sports Arena to see how the CareNowUSA.org free health clinic was progressing and what the faces of those being served. But at 5 PM, I was on a bus and trying to get home. I

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So how can a hospital be judged so deficient by federal inspectors, yet rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report?

It's all in the methodology.

 
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A new company aims to clean up the FDA's messy data for reporting drug adverse events and market it to pharma and other businesses. Health reporters can benefit from the company's work, too.

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A formerly sickly child, West Virginia's top health official finds himself in the position to affect the health of more than 400,000 West Virginians enrolled in Medicaid, DHHR's biggest program.

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Two good news stories for hospital patients, the link between online games and child obesity, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Fast food and food stamps, cutbacks in worker safety programs, Jerry's Kids loses Jerry and more from our Daily Briefing.

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After 60+ years of smoking, my mother-in-law’s lungs were surely a toxic wasteland, yet nothing would make her quit. Journalist Ricki Lewis examines the risks and benefits of Chantix and highlights a new way to get smokers to quit: texting.

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