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A scandalous situation involving a health care district in one of California’s most affluent regions raises the question: how are these taxpayer-supported agencies spending — or hoarding — their money?

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Abortion politics, taxing soft-drinks, painkiller abuse, counterfeit drugs and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Is health reform to "blame" for sea changes in San Francisco's experiment in universal access to health care for city residents? Learn more and get tips for reporting on health reform in your own community.

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What one journalist learned while reporting on San Francisco's program to provide access to health care for all of its residents.

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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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Rising numbers of uninsured, a new listeria outbreak, and an emergency room vending machine for prescriptions, plus more in our Daily Briefing. 

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Graphic new cigarette warning labels, robbing banks for health care, doctor pay and silicone breast implants — plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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As public safety-net hospitals start to prepare for health reform, they'll need to help their patients find their way in a far different, and likely politically noisy, health care landscape. Here are some questions you should be asking now.

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Doctors aren't sure why girls are hitting puberty earlier, the link between brain damage and freeway pollution, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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In California’s largest cities, one senses that the number of homeless people continues to grow, whatever the interventions to prevent it. But some of the more commonly cited reasons for that growth don't explain the whole story.

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