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Five need-to-know stories each day for your professional life, smartly curated.

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Why the Mediterranean diet keeps hearts healthy, a better way to predict heart attacks, and good news about tuberculosis, plus more from our Top 5 Today.

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Fracking's health dangers, a Supreme Court health reform video primer, cancer prevention and daily aspirin, and more from our Top 5 Today.

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Preventable child poisonings on the rise, a Republican bid to revamp Medicare and Medicaid, new hope for easing altitude sickness and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A victory for anti-smoking advocates, revving up for the Supremes and health reform, and silence on cancer clusters in Illinois, plus more from our Top 5 Today news roundup.

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A doctors' gag order over fracking chemicals, good news on obesity prevention, and a rapping global health expert turned World Bank leader, plus more from our Top 5 Today.

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