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A massive U.S. study of children's health gets underwway, cockroaches and asthma, ambulance diversions and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A health insurer stuns by giving back, heart attacks killing patients younger in California, and salmonella on the rise, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Connecting cell phones to cancer, HIV/AIDS at 30, hospital drug shortages and more in today's Daily Briefing.

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Before he was busted for prescribing drugs over the Internet, Dr. Stephen Hollis wrote 43,930 prescriptions for drugs in just one year, about about 170 scrips every workday. How is that even possible? Hollis tells me how.

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A doctor busted for prescribing drugs for an Internet pharmacy talks about how and why he did it.

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When 11-year-old Shania Lape sees an overweight classmate struggle to keep up, she's filled with sympathy. "They can't run as fast, they can't play the games at school because they're not healthy," said Shania, a fifth-grader at Kenly Elementary in Tampa. Worse yet, not being able to play with their classmates could lead to a lifetime on the sidelines for some kids.

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This story is Part 6 of a 15-part series that examines health care needs in Gary, Indiana.

In the next three years Methodist Hospitals Northlake in Gary faces perhaps the greatest challenge of its 101-year history.

Health care reform is expected to reduce the rolls of uninsured Gary patients and expand health care access to thousands. But by 2014 the city’s only acute care hospital must figure out how to replace millions of dollars in government funding scheduled to disappear.

 

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What state governor said the chemical BPA could "give women little beards?" Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Consumers Union is offering a great opportunity for people focused on health care and health journalism to make their voices heard.

From now until next Friday, Feb. 25, Consumer Union’s Safe Patient Project will be gathering opinions from people about Medicare’s new Physician Compare site to submit as part of Medicare’s open comment period on the site.

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Despite being for-profit institutions, Sierra Vista and Twin Cities Community Hospital lead the way in providing care to those less fortunate in the region.

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