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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Apply for these new fellowships

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Apply for these new fellowships

Get the latest information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities. Plus new job listings in health journalism across the United States.
By Anna Romano | 07/31/2015
Water, and hope, run dry for Central Valley woman caught in drought

Water, and hope, run dry for Central Valley woman caught in drought

“Sometimes I think I’m just about to fall asleep,” said Juana Garcia, a mother with five children, two chronic diseases, one waterless home and zero income. “But then I start thinking, what am I going to do about water? Will I last much longer here? Yes, mentally I get very stressed out.”
By Andrea Castillo | 07/30/2015
In Safe Babies Courts, 99% of kids don’t suffer more abuse — but less than 1% of U.S. family courts are Safe Babies Courts

In Safe Babies Courts, 99% of kids don’t suffer more abuse — but less than 1% of U.S. family courts are Safe Babies Courts

Decades of research showing how toxic stress caused by adversity inflicts long-term damage to children’s brains and bodies have inspired the creation of courts specifically focused on early childhood cases, some of which are known as Safe Babies Courts. The results have been impressive.
By Ed Finkel | 07/29/2015
Check’s in the Mail: Why you shouldn’t count your donation until it’s banked

Check’s in the Mail: Why you shouldn’t count your donation until it’s banked

Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles garnered media attention recently with the news that it was suing a donor after her estate refused to fulfill a multi-million dollar donation pledge. William Heisel explores what happens when dream donations turn into legal nightmares.
By William Heisel | 07/28/2015
Amid 'stubbornly high' childhood poverty rates, the brain drain comes into focus

Amid 'stubbornly high' childhood poverty rates, the brain drain comes into focus

There was a striking case of news convergence earlier this week: the annual KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation emphasized high rates of childhood poverty, and a new JAMA Pediatrics study issued alarming new results on the effect of poverty on young brains.
By Ryan White | 07/24/2015
Expert Q&A: Understanding the insurance industry’s latest bout of 'merger mania'

Expert Q&A: Understanding the insurance industry’s latest bout of 'merger mania'

From hospital systems to pharmacies, this summer’s health headlines have been filled with tales of consolidation. And no where has the “merger mania” been more evident than the insurance sector. Health policy expert Paul Ginsburg helps us break down the trend in this Q&A.
By Kellie Schmitt | 07/24/2015
Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Openings for online, print and broadcast organizations

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Openings for online, print and broadcast organizations

Put your health reporting and editing skills to their best use with this week's roundup of job positions and professional opportunities listed on Career GPS.
By Anna Romano | 07/24/2015
These medications cost what?

These medications cost what?

It is no secret that the pill profit party is over for drug companies. Bestselling pills like Lipitor, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Singular, Concerta, Cymbalta and Abilify have gone off patent and Wall Street is moving on to industries that offer better returns.
By Martha Rosenberg | 07/24/2015

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