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October 20, 2014 | 0 comments
If a rubber plantation in one of the world’s poorest countries can successfully stop the spread of Ebola, shouldn't one of best-funded hospitals in one the wealthiest cities in the world be able to... more »
October 17, 2014 | 0 comments
Another major study debunks idea that stigma is a major barrier to care for people with mental illness.
October 16, 2014 | 0 comments
When problems arise at a hospital, there are often three responses: Blame the patient, blame the nurse, or blame some forces beyond their control. All three happened in the wake of recent Ebola cases... more »
October 16, 2014 | 0 comments
In Washington state, a lack of psychiatric beds has led to a court ruling that says patients can't be held against their will in ERs while awaiting long-term care. While the ACA has expanded benefits... more »
October 16, 2014 | 0 comments
The Tennessean needs a new Health Care Reporter. Plus, check out open positions at Student Health 101, WNYC Health Unit and York Daily Record.
October 15, 2014 | 0 comments
The professional history of California doctor James Privitera includes a series of questionable practices that contributed to the death of at least one patient. And yet the physician's reprimand by... more »
October 15, 2014 | 2 comments
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) received $23 million in just two years from pharmaceutical companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the 1990's, Eli Lilly was NAMI's biggest... more »
October 15, 2014 | 1 comments
Psychological abuse of kids gets far less attention that physical or sexual abuse. But a new study finds that in many ways, psychological abuse can have equally devastating effects on young lives.... more »
October 15, 2014 | 0 comments
Wendy Wolfson had planned an essay for NPR's health desk about her experiences getting her son help for disruptive behavior. Instead, she found herself sitting in a hospital bed with a rare heart... more »
October 14, 2014 | 0 comments
One of the most overlooked stories in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act is an experiment to rein in Medicare and Medicaid costs by pushing millions of poor and disabled beneficiaries into... more »
October 10, 2014 | 1 comments
Should California doctors' public records be expunged from an online database after 10 years? Patient safety advocates didn't think so, and helped pass legislation to undo that expiration date. But... more »
October 09, 2014 | 0 comments
In California, millions have been added to the Medicaid ranks. But even the state's most forward-thinking counties are struggling to provide timely health care access to all of these new patients.
October 09, 2014 | 0 comments
The Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Seattle Times is looking for an experienced reporter to cover health care in the fast-growing Puget Sound region.
October 08, 2014 | 0 comments
Despite health challenges, young people with chronic conditions are at least as sexually active as their peers and more likely to take risks. Yet providers often fail to discuss sex and reproductive... more »
October 07, 2014 | 0 comments
At a recent Stanford conference, doctors and patients sought to find a balance between the dizzying array of new health technologies and patients' old-fashioned need for engaged, attentive care from... more »

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