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Today’s roundup of news stories related to health disparities, health care, health issues, direct service, social justice, animal welfare, environmentalism… basically, all things Schweitzer:

  • President Obama will advocate for his health care reform agenda in a primetime press conference tonight (Reuters)
  • Most Americans who seek individual health coverage can’t afford it (ABC News)
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that denuclearization is North Korea’s only path forward (Voice of America)
  • BIDMC CEO (and ASF board member) Paul Levy cautions against “a worrisome pattern” in President Obama’s rhetoric on health care (Running a Hospital)
  • Swine flu death tolls continue to rise in Central and Latin America (AFP)
  • New studies find that abiding by heart-healthy advice reaps tangible benefits (US News & World Report)