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A cluster of serious birth defects in central Washington state has led health officials on a search for the cause. Experts believe a lack of folic acid may be partly to blame, but efforts to fortify... more »
July 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Entries to win a NICHM Foundation journalism grant are now being accepted, plus make sure to check out the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.
July 02, 2015 | 1 comments
Three-and-a-half-year-old Dylan was tiny, feisty and freckled with tousled blond hair. His mom brought him to the pediatric clinic because he had tried to smother his 2-week-old sister. She didn’t... more »
July 02, 2015 | 0 comments
Tradeoffs are a recurring theme when it comes to Obamacare plans — lower premiums often come with a smaller range of doctors to choose from, as a new database bears out. But as earlier research has... more »
July 01, 2015 | 0 comments
Air pollution from industrial sources in Michigan’s Wayne County is linked to deaths and life-threatening respiratory diseases, reports Michigan journalist Natasha Dado. She argues there's an urgent... more »
July 01, 2015 | 0 comments
In Maine, one in three children are overweight, and about half of poor children ages 10 to 17 are obese. Programs such as "Let's Go!" have tried to combat the trends by spreading messages of healthy... more »
July 01, 2015 | 0 comments
Milk is rarely seen as a health food. Why is it marketed to children when other sources of calcium exist?
June 30, 2015 | 0 comments
Last year, California embarked on a bold new experiment to improve how care is coordinated among patients enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. But the progress has been anything but smooth for a... more »
June 30, 2015 | 0 comments
At first, Virginia's announcement that it was digitizing millions of vital records seemed like a win. But a closer look reveals that the effort has placed the records behind a paywall that... more »
June 29, 2015 | 0 comments
As a new series in Consumer Reports makes clear, antibiotic-resistant infections are becoming more prevalent. The report should be a wake-up call for prescribers and patients to be more thoughtful... more »
June 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Bloomberg BNA needs a deputy news director and Thrillist Media Group is looking for a new health editor. Check out these and other great health editor and journalist jobs available this week.
June 25, 2015 | 0 comments
The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in a 6-3 ruling that prompted President Barack Obama to say the health law “is here to stay.” Here's what some... more »
June 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Health care's "super-utilizers" are very much in the news these days, as policymakers seek ways to curb spending. But programs that deliver durable results that save money are scarce, in part because... more »
June 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Speaking to child welfare experts around the country in the course of reporting, I’ve become convinced that people on both sides — the families in the system, and those charged with carrying out its... more »
June 24, 2015 | 0 comments
In southern Nevada, waiting lists to see a psychologist stretch into the months, and residential treatment centers fill up fast. Jackie Valley of the Las Vegas Sun is embarking on a reporting project... more »

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