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A new study suggests that the risks of Lap-Band surgery could outweigh the weight-loss benefits, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Japan's radiation may have reached California shores, but experts say your health won't be affected. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Is your drugstore selling your prescription information to the pharma industry? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Despite reassurances from public health officials that, for now, radioactive fallout from Japan’s worsening nuclear crisis will have a negligible impact on U.S. shores, Americans nevertheless are making an ill-considered run on the potassium iodide pills that can prevent radiation-related thyroid cancers.

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How safe are California hospitals in the event of a major earthquake? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Radiation from Japan's emerging nuclear crisis isn't likely to reach the West Coast, experts say. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Health risks from Japan's earthquake-damaged nuclear facilities are minimal - for now. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Here’s the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health. Our hearts also go out to the people of Japan after today’s catastrophic earthquake – here’s how to help the victims.

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In an effort to promote awareness of the relationship between healthy forests, healthy people and healthy economies, The UN has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests. One overlooked reality links healthy forests, healthy people and improved global sanitation: the production and use of toilet paper, from forest to flush.

 

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“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

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