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June 10th, 2010
05:26 PM ET

Health lessons from 'The Wizard of Oz'

By John Bonifield
CNN Medical Producer

The late actress Judy Garland, who portrayed the orphaned Kansas girl Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," would have turned 88 today. You may love the film,  but you may not know that it contains lessons about health and medicine.

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June 10th, 2010
01:24 PM ET

Rachael Ray: Time to help kids to eat healthier

By Katherine Dorsett
CNN.com

Daytime television host and author Rachael Ray joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Thursday to unveil new child nutrition legislation in Washington.

Among other things, the proposed $8 billion bill would improve access and funding to school meal programs, improve access to out-of-school meal programs, help schools and child care improve the quality of meals and encourage public and private partnerships to improve child nutrition and wellness.

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June 10th, 2010
10:57 AM ET

EPA moves to ban DDT cousin

By David S. Martin
CNN Medical Senior Producer

Unacceptable neurological and reproductive risks to farm workers and wildlife have prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to move toward a ban of the insecticide endosulfan, the federal agency announced.

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June 10th, 2010
09:06 AM ET

Pain relievers connected to heart deaths

By Elizabeth Landau
CNN.com Health Writer/Producer

Common pain medications are associated with higher risks of heart-related death in healthy people, a Danish study finds.

The research, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association, is the first to report on specific cardiovascular risks among healthy people.

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June 10th, 2010
09:05 AM ET

How will the oil spill affect my health?

As a feature of CNNhealth.com, our team of expert doctors will answer readers' questions. Here are several questions related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for Dr. Gupta.

From Jacque, Mobile, Alabama

"What health problems could the dispersant Corexit cause? I still don't understand why BP continues to use it."

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June 10th, 2010
12:05 AM ET

Uninsured more likely to die during hospital stay, study finds

By Sabriya Rice
CNN Medical Producer

When uninsured patients are treated in the hospital for heart attack, stroke and pneumonia, they are more likely to die from the conditions during their hospital stay, a new study finds.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts investigated the impact of insurance coverage on hospital care, by analyzing the discharge data of more than 150 thousand adults between ages 18 and 64. The study, published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, found that compared with hospitalized patients who have insurance, uninsured patients were 52 percent more likely to die in the hospital after a heart attack and 49 percent more likely to die in the hospital after a stroke. Patients on Medicaid were 21 percent more likely to die in the hospital while receiving treatment for pneumonia.

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