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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of June 21

The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

Anna Deavere Smith to perform at Medical Grand Rounds
: This week, actress Anna Deavere Smith was featured at Stanford's Department of Medicine's Grand Rounds where she performed excerpts from her latest play, Let Me Down Easy.

FDA on Mylotarg: Too fast or too slow?
: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration withdraws cancer drug Mylotarg from the market, underscoring the agency's troubles with its accelerated approval process for certain drugs.

Your bacterial birthday suit reveals the mode of your birth
: A new study led by Elizabeth Costello, PhD, now at Stanford, and her colleagues at Colorado University and two Venezuelan institutes has shown that the coat newborns wear reflects their mode of deliver - vaginal versus Caesarean.

91 days of health-care reform
: A discussion on steps taken in the past 91 days by the Obama administration in the effort to turn the 2,700-page health-care reform bill into a working program.

Breastfeeding called a "secret weapon to save billions of dollars": Currently, only 14 percent of moms in the U.S. breastfeed exclusively for their baby's first six months. But a recent study found the nation could save $13 billion annually if 90 percent of moms did so.

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