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Regenerative Sciences, a medical company that pioneered a procedure to treat orthopedic injuries using patients’ own stem cells, is fighting the Food and Drug Administration tooth and nail over a claim that human cells should be federally regulated as drugs, in a landmark case that has far-reaching implications for the future of regenerative medicine.

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New medical ethics on health costs, a failed biomed research center, and key 2012 dates for health reform, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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A Dorchester shelter works to transition women and their families to permanent housing through job training and education assistance, and also works to develop other skills like parenting and nutrition. In addition, these women have the opportunity to work on an urban farm.

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My new book, "Lockdown High," explores the myths and reality of school violence and zero tolerance policies. Here's what I learned while reporting it. 

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Parkland Memorial Hospita has for years been one of the state’s worst-performing hospitals on a broad federal measure of patient safety, a Dallas Morning News analysis shows. Hospital representatives accepted the accuracy of the calculations, but they questioned how well the data reflected actual performance and current hospital conditions. 

 
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To identify rates of potentially preventable medical harm, The Dallas Morning News  analyzed nearly 9 million patient-level records from hospitals across Texas.

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What is happening in the case of two nurses in Winkler County, Texas, should serve as a warning to those who attempt to slap down whistleblowers: you will not win. Here’s a score card of winners and losers in the case so far.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Is Oklahoma headed toward a crisis in access to health care? Health experts say yes -- for many reasons. This three-part series takes a look at the problems, how it affects all Oklahomans and what can be done to change it.

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Smoking as a blue-collar habit, health insurance for moms-to-be, Rick Perry's health record in Texas and more from our Daily Briefing.

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