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Robert Bazell to write column for

NBC News' Chief Science & Health Correspondent Robert Bazell expands his award-winning reports from "NBC Nightly News," "Today," and "Dateline NBC" to include a column on "Second Opinion" will be featured regularly in the Health section and offers perspective on the latest health news, from hormone confusion to bird flu fears. The first edition, a look at why AIDS testing is not yet routine, is available at . 

During his career with NBC News, Bazell has reported on a wide range of subjects in the areas of science, technology and medicine, from throughout the United States and around the world and has won numerous awards for his reports. He was awarded the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for distinguished achievement and meritorious service in broadcasting as well as two Emmys for his reports on the human brain. His extensive tracking of the AIDS epidemic, which began in 1982, includes reports from all parts of the United States, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and South America, and earned the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and the Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation.