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October 24, 2014 | 0 comments
The Medical Board of California has successfully won legislation that will remove a 10-year time limit on the online disclosure of doctors' discipline records. But the board better have its legal... more »
October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Addiction usually leaves a wake of chaos, and all kinds of casualties - marriages, jobs, health. Today's opioid addiction crisis is not only claiming lives, but sparking a new epidemic of hepatitis C... more »
October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Prop. 45 would grant California’s insurance commissioner the ability to approve or reject health insurance rate increases. While voter support soared over the summer, approval has fallen since then,... more »
October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
The White House recently announced a set of initiatives to "bridge the word gap" between kids of different socioeconomic backgrounds. The research on which the policy is based has been around for... more »
October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
The York Daily Record is recruiting a professional to cover health and fitness and the business of health for print and online.
October 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Just a few months ago, many US health corporations were eyeing tax inversions —reincorporating overseas, often merging with a European entity—to evade US taxes. Now, thanks to tax changes, the... more »
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 | 3 comments
Another major study debunks idea that stigma is a major barrier to care for people with mental illness.
October 16, 2014 | 1 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 | 1 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 | 3 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 »



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