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Morning Break: Kaiser’s Free Med School; RBG Back on the Bench; Apple a Day Keeps Depression Away?

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Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school will offer free tuition to its first five graduating classes, with 48 students in each, in the hopes of steering more of tomorrow’s doctors into primary care. (New York Times)

Experts are expressing concern that chronic wasting disease could jump from deer to humans. (The Hill)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to the Supreme Court today after recovering from a December 2018 lobectomy. (NPR)

CDC says dozens more are sick due to the turkey-linked salmonella outbreak, bringing the total to 279. (CBS News)

The testing of induced pluripotent stem cells for spinal injuries was approved in Japan. (Reuters)

In the wake of protests in Haiti, a hospital in the country’s capital is “besieged” by protests and no longer has equipment or medicines needed for its intensive care unit. (CNN)

Harvard study finds that men who do 40 push-ups a day have fewer heart problems than those who can only eke out 10. (Good News Network)

Clark county in Washington confirms yet another case of measles, and the total there is now up to 62. (

Meanwhile in Ohio, the statewide hepatitis A outbreak is up to 1,657 cases since the start of last year. (Columbus Dispatch)

Quantity and frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption was tied to better mental health scores. (CNN)

Researchers say they discovered “killer” immune cells present in half the world’s population that could potentially help in the development of a universal flu vaccine. (Medical Xpress)

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