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Changing courses — Part 2

Changing courses — Part 2

Science suggests that having a secure relationship with a caregiver can help protect a child’s brain and body from the effects of adversity. A Connecticut program for very young children who have experienced trauma or other challenges has gotten results by focusing on that relationship.
By Arielle Levin Becker | 01/27/2015
Simplicity and personal approach help radio stories shine

Simplicity and personal approach help radio stories shine

For KCRW's Evan George, the biggest challenge in reporting on changes in the addiction treatment industry was finding ways to turn a series of complex issues into interesting narratives. His focus on personal stories and a telling-a-friend approach helped greatly.
By Evan George | 01/27/2015
The long reach of childhood trauma — Part 1

The long reach of childhood trauma — Part 1

Research has linked exposure to abuse, neglect and other forms of severe adversity in childhood to a wide range of mental and physical diseases and disorders. Can understanding this make a profound change in the way we prevent illness?
By Arielle Levin Becker | 01/26/2015
Well Sourced: Strengthen your health reporting by using discharge data

Well Sourced: Strengthen your health reporting by using discharge data

Learning how to locate and use patient discharge data will make your reporting stronger and provide you with objective evidence for evaluating hospitals' claims. Such data can also lead to new story threads. Here's a quick-start guide.
By William Heisel | 01/26/2015
Well Sourced: How to analyze health facility data to find local trends

Well Sourced: How to analyze health facility data to find local trends

A recent Sac Bee investigation revealed disturbingly high staff turnover rates at a number of California nursing homes. You can discover similar trends by learning how to navigate the data in California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and similar agencies nationwide.
By William Heisel | 01/23/2015

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