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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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Hospitals balk at expensive retrofitting, drunk driving declines, food safety problems at the port and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The feds may have shuttered the public portion of the National Practitioner Data Bank, but you can still access it thanks to an investigative journalism group. Get tips on using this data from Alan Bavley, the Kansas City Star reporter whose stories prompted the data's removal.

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Interested in learning how to analyze public California hospital data to find great health stories in your community? Check out this archived Webinar as well as Pro Publica Investigative Reporter Charlie Ornstein's tipsheet of practical how-tos.

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Kansas City Star reporter Alan Bavley became something of a cause celebre after the feds threatened him with a fine for using public medical malpractice data. I talk with him about his experiences and public reaction to his reporting.

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A new start-up is mining the FDA's adverse event data for medications and finding potentially dangerous patterns that the regulatory agency hasn't addressed — but should.

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Can you change healthcare in just 28 hours? Can a team of programmers save lives and change the world? Check out their worthy attempts from the Health 2.0 Code-a-thon.

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A labor conflict intensifies with a patient's death during a nursing strike, a new map tracks antibiotic resistance, and unsustainable cancer treatment costs, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Children's hospitals and McDonald's, a new home for MRSA, measles on the rise and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Health Care Brands president Dr. Jason Schiffman works at the intersections of psychiatry, consumer information, business and online health care. And he's happy to be there.

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