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Innovative health reforms in Oregon, new recommendations on hormones for women, an intensive treatement for hypertension, the spread of Chagas disease and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Each week I post a story from around the state of Pennsylvania to see how the new healthcare law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) will impact them. Check out this week's story about Linda, "The Healthcare Serf".

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Learn about the impact that the health reform is expected to have on the the millions of Latinos who don't have health insurance. (Article in Spanish)

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In his eye-opening new book, Dr. Otis Brawley takes aim at doctors who prescribe too much, drug companies who promise too much, and the system that rewards them both with hefty incomes and sales.

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AIDS in Cuba, the costs and benefits of HSAs, long-term care insurance, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Savings from the medical-loss ratio rule, health-industry sprawl, evidence that bad news can cause heart attacks and more from our Daily Briefing.

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The dangers of relying on the body mass index, the threats to children's health, and saving money on health care, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner, recently under fire from a stem cell company he criticized for ethical problems, talks about his research on medical tourism.

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SOCTUS-focused ACA news is front and center in healthcare punditry today, with major implications — both political and fiscal — at stake for the nation.

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Health reform’s second birthday today is partially eclipsed by intense media coverage of next week’s unprecedented Supreme Court hearings on whether it will survive. Here’s a roundup of smart analysis on both fronts.

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