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Bird flu research, Medicare fraud, coal trains and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A safe shingles vaccine, irrational hospital charges, insurance attempts to circumvent court ruling, a rapidly dwindingling Medicare fund 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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Fast food and food stamps, cutbacks in worker safety programs, Jerry's Kids loses Jerry and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Featured this week is an opportunity for a health communications professional with experience in writing for the over-65 demographic. Also, we list the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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As patient satisfaction surveys become more important to how doctors get paid, Doc Gurley finds them to be easily gamed and lacking in statistical validity — creating problems for both doctors and their patients.

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Veteran health journalist Trudy Lieberman shares tips for localizing the highly politicized debate over Medicare.

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How did we get to the point where we actually pay popular doctors more for our health care? No such system exists in any other professional or non-professional field. You can’t even pay your plumber less if she has a lower customer satisfaction score.

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Banning chocolate milk in schools, a newspaper's searing assisted living investigation and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Join us at 8:30 a.m. March 22 on Facebook for a life streaming of our daylong briefing on the U.S. Census. You'll learn about the challenges facing counters, efforts to delegitimize the U.S. Census, how the climate of fear in immigrant communities might impede a good count, and discuss reporting and census data analysis strategies.  

What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and Medicare-for-some? Are these realistic policy proposals, or political blips on the screen? Sign up here for our next Health Matters webinar!

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