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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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Studying the health of people who live near polluted rail yards, a California medical school in jeopardy, health reform court battle and more in our Daily Briefing.

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A tuberculosis prevention program that crosses borders, slashing Medicaid, Germany's E. coli outbreak and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Global health journalist Sam Loewenberg is passionate about his work. But if you really want to get a rise out of him, ask him to talk about how media organizations treat freelance journalists trying to do serious journalism.  

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Recounting a tornado's path through Joplin's hospital, hospitals sanctioned in California, and seniors loading up on caffeinated energy drinks, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Public health officials are increasingly concerned about the rising numbers of women entering pregnancy overweight or obese. Get context and ideas for covering this story in your community. 

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A jaw-dropping paycheck for a California health insurance CEO, niacin plus statins isn't an improvement, Vermont's new single payer bill, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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The CDC "is prepared" for a zombie apocalypse, hospitals exaggerate the safety of robot surgery, emergency room closings and more from our Daily Briefing. 

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