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September 02, 2014 | 0 comments
Jenna Russell's recent three-part series for The Boston Globe presents a remarkably intimate, revealing portrait of a man and his family as they struggle to cope with his mental illness. Her... more »
August 29, 2014 | 0 comments
As The Boston Globe readied a new three-part series for publication, a regional hospital chain tried suing a newspaper and a patient after it was prevented from disclosing a mentally ill patient's... more »
August 28, 2014 | 0 comments
In addition to the big insurers, California's state health exchange includes a handful of smaller, region-specific plans. While some have found more early success than others, collectively these... more »
August 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Baltimore researchers spent three decades tracking nearly 800 kids from poor and middle-class backgrounds. They found little social mobility, with poor kids tending to become poor adults. The... more »
August 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Those interested in current health issues in California, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, should check out Latino USA's fellowship program requirements and apply. The Deseret... more »
August 27, 2014 | 0 comments
When a hospital closes in a low-income area, reporters often assume that the care was essential for the poor communities it was serving. But there are several problems with that assumption, including... more »
August 26, 2014 | 0 comments
Robin Williams’ depression undoubtedly led to his untimely departure. But as is the case with any psychiatric disorder, the illness and its side effects were not happening in a vacuum. Depression... more »
August 24, 2014 | 0 comments
Author and activist Patrick Dati spoke about his acclaimed memoir, "I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out," which recounts how Dati overcame a life of bullying and emotional terror.
August 22, 2014 | 1 comments
The ripple effects that come from incarcerating a parent may be worse than previously thought, at least when it comes to kids' health. Recent research provides further evidence that parental... more »
August 22, 2014 | 0 comments
A private company bought the local hospital from a community group in Belhaven, North Carolina, and then announced it was closing the facility. Many in the community were outraged. But what... more »
August 21, 2014 | 0 comments
One way the Affordable Care Act aims to spur innovations in health care delivery is through the CMS Innovation Center. Four California-based projects give a sense of the kinds of programs and ideas... more »
August 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Health reporters and editors are in high demand this week throughout the country. This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features opportunities for health journalists at magazine, online... more »
August 20, 2014 | 1 comments
Are reporters placing too much emphasis on hospitals and not enough emphasis on the overall health of the community and the factors that influence it? The forces ultimately shaping our health aren't... more »
August 19, 2014 | 3 comments
Electronic medical records held out the promise of a better future, with everyone reaping the benefits. In reality, poorly designed systems slow doctors down, hinder the doctor-patient relationship,... more »
August 18, 2014 | 1 comments
Is a bit overweight actually the healthiest weight of all? A recent JAMA study suggested as much. But a new analysis of the data reveals a deep flaw in the original study, and provides a lesson in... more »

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