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Nutrition: Irony alert: Chicago public schoolchildren can’t eat the healthy, organic produce they grow in their school gardens because of rules that commercial growers don’t have to follow

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Health Reform: The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News deftly fact-check election-season rhetoric about the impact of health reform

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The future of Natividad

Part 1: On the verge of closure: Natividad's financial struggles threten its existence

Part 2: Turning around a public safety-net hospital: A last-ditch effort to save Natividad suceeds beyond expectations

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The office of Attorney General Jerry Brown has dismissed an increasing number of criminal cases against defendants suspected of elder abuse, while cutting back on surprise inspections to investigate violence and neglect in nursing homes. A California Watch review of elder abuse prosecutions found Brown's office in sharp contrast with his predecessor, Bill Lockyer, who made similar cases a top priority during his two terms. In addition to dismissing abuse prosecutions already in motion, Brown's office has filed fewer new cases per year than Lockyer's office.


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From Medicare scamsters to "biblical flu" to a simple walk to school, here's what we're reading today:



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