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The links between place and health, an unused Medicare benefit, and a lawsuit over ozone pollution, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Maria Martinez and her husband and three sons live in a colorful stucco home in a subsidized housing development near San Diego Bay. But as soon as she steps outside, Martinez and her neighbors are confronted with an onslaught of environmental health hazards.

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Say goodbye to your Primatene Mist, more health insurance coverage for young adults, good news for children's health and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Journalist Kari Lydersen examines the environmental health impacts of a large oil refinery's expansion to process tar sands oil.

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The recent public health warnings to be on guard for West Nile virus in the wake of hurricane-turned-tropical storm Irene made me wonder: is there a link between hurricanes and other big storms and the mosquito-borne disease? 

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One of the biggest obstacles to revitalizing the Los Angeles River is convincing the people who live all around that it even exists and that it is a "real" river.

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An eye-opening obesity forecast, mainstreaming medical marijuana, and methyl bromide news, plus more in today's Daily Briefing.

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An environmental victory for residents near a California toxic waste dump, high-paid prison health docs, Google Plus and health records, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Deep cuts forecast to California's SCHIP program, the link between pesticides and diabetes, the rise of promotoras and more in our Daily Briefing.

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A lawsuit over graphic anti-smoking warnings, a troubled California health plan could get new customers, and a pharma "gray market" plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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