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Despite the attention the 2003 report garnered, the nation has failed to make significant progress in addressing health disparities, said Brian Smedley.
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A massive new cohort study was supposed to help researchers and policy makers better understand how environmental factors shape children's health into adulthood. But delays, leadership changes and soaring costs have put the study's future in jeopardy.

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Leaders in the Los Angeles County schools have voted in more P.E. teachers. Getting kids out of their chairs isn’t just about warding off chronic disease either. Research has shown that regular work-outs can improve brain function and development, as well as strengthen focus.

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Innovative providers understand health is more than a chemical equation that can be balanced with pills and procedures. They see that health begins in our everyday lives, in the places where we live, work, eat, and play.

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Annually, Medicare pays about $6 million for telehealth services, according to the IOM. In comparison, Medicare paid over $3 billion to providers participating in Electronic Health Record incentive programs from 2011 to 2012.

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Premature birth is a global killer. Leaving the womb too early accounts for more than 1 million infant deaths each year, the latest data reveals, almost half of all newborn mortality worldwide. But it’s not just the toll on newborns that increasingly concerns health experts.

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The cost of insuring the uninsured, preparing for aging baby boomers, genetically modified mosquitoes, chemical regulations and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Doug Wojcieszak talks about why doctors should apologize — not clam up — over their medical errors, and why some patients criticize his Sorry Works! program.

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Should a doctor be able to say sorry to a patient who has been harmed and then avoid the repercussions of the error?

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The stories we tell about black women.

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