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A worldwide rise in dementia cases, a new Planned Parenthood lawsuit, a painkiller crackdown and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner describes how the stem cell company Celltex tried to intimidate him and his university when he asked the FDA to investigate the company.

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Learn the promises and pitfalls of using hospital safety data in your reporting in this Q&A with Kaiser Health News' Jordan Rau.

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I had no idea how soon I’d be back to the Texas-Mexico border, back to the colonias, and back in The New York Times -- on an entirely different health-related story.

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While many states make information related to medical care complications public, Oregon does not. That means that the best information about an individual hospital’s quality and safety may be kept from the public.

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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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