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AIDS in Cuba, the costs and benefits of HSAs, long-term care insurance, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Each year thousands of patients are harmed by medical care in Oregon. A Bend woman, Mary Parker, was one.

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Sometimes, knowing what's on a person's death certificate can lead to a public benefit. So why do some states make death certificates private and others consider them public documents?

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Today's Daily Briefing looks at the effects of America's wars here at home, a doctor fired after speaking up, a skeptical look at open access journals and data on U.S. health care costs that you can play with.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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The Institute of Medicine has released a sweeping new report on vaccine risks, noting that adverse effects are rare but exist — and knocking down, once again, the misconception that vaccines “cause” autism. But it will it make any difference in easing public fears of vaccines?

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The debt debate's impact on healthcare providers, junk food wastelands, Russia's surprising health move and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Health apps, birth control, hunger stikes and mental health in today's Daily Briefing.

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The high costs of chronic pain, a ruling for health reform, the dangers of traditional Chinese medicine and more from our Daily Briefing.

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For a decade, Washington has been fighting for your life. Yet you might not even know this because it's been a quiet battle, a fight designed to work its way into the fabric of your life. It's about your weight — or, more important, the weight of your children.

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