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Rick Warren: Megachurch Sheds Megapounds with Biblical Weight Loss Program

Rick Warren: Megachurch Sheds Megapounds with Biblical Weight Loss Program

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Obesity: Megachurch pastor Rick Warren and many of his flock are losing weight on a faith-based weight loss program called the Daniel Plan, CNN reports.

Whooping Cough: A victory for vaccination? California has reported no deaths from whooping cough in 2011, after an epidemic of the children's respiratory disease in 2010, Courtney Perkes reports for the Orange County Register.

Medical Translation: When Spanish isn't sufficient: A hospital in the rural community of Salinas is training interpreters in the indigenous languages of the Oaxaca region of Mexico, where many of the hospital's patients come from, Melissa Flores reports for

Health Reform: Essential health benefits, anyone? The Daily Show's Jon Stewart gets wonky with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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