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July 31, 2014 | 0 comments
For one mental health counselor in Washington state, Obamacare has dramatically improved mental health care for many of her clients. With some providers seeing an uptick in newly insured clients,... more »
July 29, 2014 | 0 comments
The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book reminds us of how much progress we've made in 25 years to assure that children grow up healthy and cared for. But there is still much work to be done.
July 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Baby boomers are five times as likely to have chronic hepatitis C as any other age group. That's why the CDC launched a public health campaign to encourage boomers to get screened for the disease.... more »
July 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Can doctors learn to use patients’ newly available consumer data to improve care while maintaining a bedside manner that effectively communicates the steps a patient should take to realize a... more »
July 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Futuristic data-mining experiments could give providers new ways of preventing health problems. But the latest digital tools won't lessen the importance of good old-fashioned face-to-face... more »
July 24, 2014 | 0 comments
As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, legal scholar in New York and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.
July 24, 2014 | 0 comments
Obamacare's enrollment period largely overlaps with the holidays, when potential enrollees' budgets and mental resources are stretched. So why not schedule enrollment season after the holidays, when... more »
July 24, 2014 | 0 comments
POLITICO Pro is looking a health care reporter, and so is The Bismarck Tribune and the St. Louis Dispatch. Radio health reporters should check out the opportunity at Louisville Public Media. U.S.... more »
July 23, 2014 | 0 comments
A bill that would have required warning labels on sugary beverages died in the California legislature. Meanwhile, evidence continues to link such drinks to chronic diseases.
July 22, 2014 | 0 comments
For babies, healthy brain development is like a tennis game. A caregiver "serves" up an interaction, like a facial expression, a coo, or a word, and the infant "returns" that serve, imitating the... more »
July 22, 2014 | 0 comments
For children who've suffered trauma and abuse, positive relationships can be elusive. In L.A., an innovative children's center and an alternative all-girls high school are helping kids and teens... more »
July 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Will the increasing use of consumer data in health care create new exclusions and disparities or lead to a future of better care and better health outcomes? A new report outlines the risks and... more »
July 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Facebook's study on emotions ignited a flurry of criticism. But were the Facebook users involved really unsuspecting? Sacrificing a little privacy for answers to social science and health questions... more »
July 20, 2014 | 0 comments
While most of America was occupied with July 4th weekend festivities, bioethicists across the country were online discussing the possible research ethics transgressions committed by the Facebook... more »
July 20, 2014 | 0 comments
There is a Health Care Reporter position open at POLITICO Pro. Plus check out this fellowship opportunity with the Association of Health Care Journalists and the National Library of Medicine.

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