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These Medications Cost WHAT?

These Medications Cost WHAT?

The drug industry is trying to stay a Wall Street darling with new, uber priced drugs—notably hepatitis C drugs. Gilead Sciences sold $12.4 billion worth of Sovaldi at $1000 a pill last year.
By Martha Rosenberg | 07/26/2015
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
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
Are decision aids for patients really ready for prime time?

Are decision aids for patients really ready for prime time?

When treatment options aren't clear-cut, can decision-making tools such as brochures and videos help patients make better choices? A new study provides the first systematic review of decision aids designed to help patients with serious illness. The evidence on their effectiveness is mixed.
By Rachael Bedard, Pieter Cohen | 07/22/2015
Haiti’s tuberculosis epidemic after earthquake offers key health lessons

Haiti’s tuberculosis epidemic after earthquake offers key health lessons

A new study on tuberculosis in wake of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake offers a number of health policy lessons that hold true far beyond the tiny island nation. The country's robust approach to HIV testing is one of them.
By William Heisel | 07/21/2015
How to deepen community engagement before, during and after the reporting process

How to deepen community engagement before, during and after the reporting process

In 2013, Sacramento's Capital Public Radio hired jesikah maria ross to develop a deep community engagement strategy around their multimedia documentary project The View From Here. The experience holds a number of valuable lessons on engaging and building audiences.
By Josh Stearns | 07/21/2015
Gaps in healthcare for adults make children victims, too

Gaps in healthcare for adults make children victims, too

What happens to at-risk children whose parents die prematurely, leaving them orphaned? It's a vital question, since health disparities can cause early deaths in some populations, leaving children in precarious emotional, educational and financial straits.
By Virginia Anderson | 07/20/2015
Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: WebMD, Whole Foods and Live Science are hiring

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: WebMD, Whole Foods and Live Science are hiring

Join Reporting on Health for the upcoming Visualizing Health Care Data webinar on July 23, plus check out new health editor and writer positions around the country.
By Anna Romano | 07/16/2015

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