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Remote Area Medical brings its massive free medical clinics to Oakland, Sacramento, a new treatment to prevent preemies and more from our Daily Briefing.

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How safe are California hospitals in the event of a major earthquake? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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What state governor said the chemical BPA could "give women little beards?" Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Why did a Northern California hospital chain report suspiciously high rates of malnutrition in its elderly patients? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Journalist Mark Taylor examines how one Gary, Indiana emergency room continues to serve some of the sickest and neediest patients in the region, handling more gunshot, knife wound and violent trauma cases than other area ERs, alongside the chronically ill.

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Many celebrity health tips are a bunch of bollocks, according to a new British list debunnking them. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Despite threats that skimpy Medicare payments would force doctors to drop seniors from their patient rolls, physicians still are seeing them in droves. Plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Uninsured: More than 50 million Americans have no health insurance, according to new U.S. Census data. Kaiser Health News has a convenient roundup of the media coverage.

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Transplant: Kudos to Reuters Health reporter Frederik Joelving for exposing a New York Post story about alleged “Bronx wife-killer” Joey Concepcion getting a liver transplant as flat-out wrong. Will heads roll at the Post? The Village Voice has a great wrap-up – with some unanswered questions – on the fiasco.

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