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MSNBC's New "Dr. Nancy" Aided by Jackson's Death

The death of Michael Jackson offers an opportunity for Nancy Snyderman, who yesterday began hosting "Dr. Nancy," a daily medical and health series on MSNBC.

While the death of Michael Jackson was a natural jumping-off point for the first day -- and maybe this week as well -- Snyderman says health and wellness stories are a hot topic in general. She notes President Obama's health-care package, the swine flu emergency and changes at the FDA. "There's the realization that as a nation we're not very healthy," she says.

It also helps that medical shows themselves are hot these days. "The Doctors," has drawn good ratings and next fall, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a fixture on "Oprah," gets his own show.

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