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The University of California-San Francisco medical school is now the nation's largest to make its faculty research free and available to the public. What does that mean for you?

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The American Pain Foundation – an industry-funded promoter of painkillers - closed its doors last week amid a federal inquiry. Here's how some top-notch journalists helped make it happen.

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Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen said numerous complaints spurred her to propose changes to the CalOptima board. Yet records show only five from all supervisors and other top elected officials in four months.

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What makes or keeps us healthy often has nothing to do with what happens in our doctor's office or a hospital. Angila Griffin made this discovery a few months ago when a community health worker stopped by to check on her kids, who have asthma. Jean Figaro came armed with vinegar and baking soda. They're cleaning products, he explained.

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With only 17 to 18 percent of NIH grant applications funded this year - the lowest level on record - are RCTs costing millions, cost effective?

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As the health reform law nears its two-year anniversary, I will be using my Dennis A. Hunt Fund award to report a three-part series on the challenges and opportunities of reform law’s preventive programs, examining whether new approaches and bolstered funding are paying dividends at the ground level.

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Lori McComas Chaffins spent a decade battling an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs before she decided to change her life.

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Whooping cough is still a major concern for California kids, tainted tomatoes are recalled, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Attorney General Eric Holder's weakened plan to stop rape in prison disappoints advocates.

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Some lawmakers say they're disappointed that Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin slashed funding to fight substance abuse and to improve end-of-life health care.

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