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The American Pain Foundation – an industry-funded promoter of painkillers - closed its doors last week amid a federal inquiry. Here's how some top-notch journalists helped make it happen.

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Why health journalists should dive deep into campaign finance data to scrutinize the health insurance-related votes of their legislators.

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Two decades have passed since the Rodney King riots swept through Los Angeles neighborhoods suffering from unemployment, poverty and neglect. Here's a look at one effort to build a healthier community.

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A commutation of sentence for grandmother Shirley Ree Smith has brought the medical debate around shaken baby syndrome back into the news.

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Mad cows, Medicaid cost-cutting, juking the stats on veterans' mental health care and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Solana discusses his new job at the Medicare NewsGroup and why journalists shouldn't be afraid to chance something new.

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A seasoned reporter takes a job at an advocacy organization, and explains why she sees it as a return to health journalism

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Last August, Kanawha County school cooks were abruptly ordered to quit serving prepackaged food and cook instead, from scratch, with fresh ingredients, five days a week. With fewer students eating, Kanawha County's food program is projected to make about $350,000 less than it did the previous year.

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When controversial bioethicist Glenn McGee quit his job as chief ethics advisor to Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics in February, the controversy over the company was on the verge of dying down. Until Celltex threatened a major public university and the very concept of free speech.

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A coalition of local and global health groups have banded together to bring the lessons they've learned in developing countries to south King County, where the health index is as bad as Nairobi.

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