News bites: USDA tackles childhood obesity

New U.S. Department of Agriculture rules encourage schools to partner with local farms, NPR explains.

House calls are on the rise, reports American Medical News.

One year in, Michigan's anti-smoking law is having an impact, says the Michigan Campaign for Smokefree Air.

A New Hampshire teaching hospital affiliated with the prestigious Dartmouth Medical School has agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine to settle charges it improperly billed government health programs, reports The Associated Press.

Accountable Care Organizations risk reinforcing healthcare disparities, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (subscription required).

The Indiana legislature has voted to defund Planned Parenthood, reports Politico.

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