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Why are state medical boards disciplining doctors by sending them to work in prisons? Why are some prison doctors with troubled histories kept away from patients - yet still collect their salaries? Learn how to report on these issues in your community.

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Journalism program manager for Facebook Vadim Lavrusik shared a health story told via status updates in a Facebook journalism event in downtown Los Angeles last night.

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Fast food and food stamps, cutbacks in worker safety programs, Jerry's Kids loses Jerry and more from our Daily Briefing.

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It was an eventful weekend in the news. Today's Daily Briefing will help you catch up on health in the debt deal, learn surprising facts about clinical trials abroad and violence in hospitals, and connect with tough-but-important stories about famine and homelessness.

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Ridiculously fattening foods, the perils of testing for Alzheimer's and the link between flying and patient safety, plus 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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We start the week of Daily Briefings with a selection of health stories around the globe and a re-examination of yearly check-ups.

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Senior day centers jeopardized in California, lower life expectancies for some American women and most-wanted health fraud fugitives, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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It might be roof-top green space. Perhaps a reconfiguration of streets that permits walkable medians and wide bike lanes. Or it could be a supercharging of current joint-use plans between cities and school districts.

The most likely scenario would be a combination of these solutions and many more as community leaders in North Orange County try to overcome a dearth of city parkland.

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Finally, Germany's E. coli mystery solved, new Medicaid protections for gay couples, parents' vaccine worries and more from our Daily Briefing.

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