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A moving examination of how doctors choose to die, a big-money Prempro lawsuit, and FDA scrutiny of the HCG diet, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Today's Daily Briefing features reporters' struggles to access health information, the health of truck drivers and women who have just given birth, and a must-read about what it means to die in prison.

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Victims of bad physician behavior everywhere are rubbing their eyes in disbelief today after Dr. Conrad Murray's conviction in the death of Michael Jackson. Here are five lessons from the case for regulatory agencies, prosecutors, patient advocates and journalists.

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Today's Daily Briefing has stories that link health to wealth and vice versa, an interactive on consumers' health spending and a lesson from the end of the long-term health insurance program CLASS.

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The doctors behind the "Diets Fail!" campaign to get people to undergo Lap-Band surgery have innovated again. Failing to win a libel case against the newspaper that exposed their shady business practices, they are attempting to persuade a judge to treat newspaper reporters like the Mafia.

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Lawmakers try to kill part of the Affordable Care Act, polio is spreading in Asia and Americans underestimate what it takes to stay healthy in retirement. This and more in today's Daily Briefing.

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A national plan will address the enormous costs of Alzheimer's, dental health cutbacks in California, another ground turkey recall and more from our Daily Briefing.

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HIV infection shuts down porn industry, free flu shots denied, saving patients money and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Troubled doctors escape sanctions in California, HIPAA irony alert, Walgreens to sell health insurance, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Preschoolers' lunches and food safety, a slowdown in hospital building, men get breast cancer too, and more in our Daily Briefing.

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