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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: A host of positions at online publications in this week's listings

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: A host of positions at online publications in this week's listings

Take a look at this week's roundup of job openings across the country that includes job openings at WebMD, BringMeTheNews, The Deseret News, Family Circle, TakePart.com, and WNYC's Health Unit.
posted by Anna Romano | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:00am
In reporting on effects of hospital closures, granular tales tell the real story

In reporting on effects of hospital closures, granular tales tell the real story

To answer the question of how hospital closures have affected poor patients in Rust Belt towns, first-person accounts proved key. But backing up those stories with data and traveling to other cities throughout the country provided essential context.
posted by Sean Hamill | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:00am
Medicaid programs grappling with cost of new hep C drugs

Medicaid programs grappling with cost of new hep C drugs

Like a growing number of Medicaid programs around the country, Rhode Island’s Medicaid program has quietly posted its first guidelines for coverage of an expensive new drug for hepatitis C. The new drug, called Sovaldi, is a big deal, whether you have hepatitis C or not.
posted by Kristin Gourlay | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:18pm
No signature required to give nursing home residents antipsychotics

No signature required to give nursing home residents antipsychotics

In California and many other states, skilled nursing facilities do not have to secure a signed consent from a resident or family member to administer antipsychotic drugs. Does that result in unnecessary use of potentially dangerous drugs?
posted by William Heisel | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am
Wisconsin monkey wars 2.0 revive ethical research debate

Wisconsin monkey wars 2.0 revive ethical research debate

Press coverage and outrage has followed news of new research in Wisconsin that involves separating newborn monkeys from their mothers a day after they’re born, frightening them, and then regularly scanning their brains to compare them with the brains of baby monkeys not subject to such traumas.
posted by Susan Gilbert | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 7:29am

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