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Did 82-year-old Harry Taylor die from heart disease or from a preventable accident in his nursing home? His death certificate provides some tantalizing clues.

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A coroner in Pennsylvania has decided that a man who was shot to death by police officers actually wanted to die. Wait, what?

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Hospital execs in Northern California leak private patient records to the media. Why? Because the patient dared talk to a reporter.

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It was difficult to narrow Antidote’s list of favorite health stories from 2011 down to just 10. Here is the first batch.

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Investigative reporter Terri Langford — a self-described Medicare "rookie" — details how she reported her Houston Chronicle series on how private ambulance companies are gaming the Medicare system. 

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With the help of an online “reputation management” firm, some dentists and doctors are trying to shut down patient voices on Yelp and other review sites. Here’s how one patient-journalist pushed back.

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To show the value of making death records public, I'm asking health writers nationwide to join my quest to request death certificates from all 50 states. 

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The FDA finally cracked down on billboard marketing campaigns that portray Lap-Band surgery as risk-free. Two reporters and a public health official from Los Angeles deserve some of the credit for the FDA's move.

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When is a story important enough to warrant reporting on a cause of death? Do the deaths of famous people open an opportunity to raise public awareness about medical errors or other health threats? What about the person next door?

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Medicare is taking steps to make its database public to health insurers and other groups. Why aren't journalists included?

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