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January 28, 2015 | 0 comments
If you write about children’s health or health policy more generally, there’s one topic you won't be able to escape this year: the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The program’s funding will... more »
January 27, 2015 | 1 comments
Medicare made a huge step forward this week in announcing that it would no longer pay for health care without taking into account whether the care was any good. The move could dramatically accelerate... more »
January 27, 2015 | 0 comments
For KCRW's Evan George, the biggest challenge in reporting on changes in the addiction treatment industry was finding ways to turn a series of complex issues into interesting narratives. His focus on... more »
January 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Learning how to locate and use patient discharge data will make your reporting stronger and provide you with objective evidence for evaluating hospitals' claims. Such data can also lead to new story... more »
January 23, 2015 | 0 comments
A recent Sac Bee investigation revealed disturbingly high staff turnover rates at a number of California nursing homes. You can discover similar trends by learning how to navigate the data in... more »
January 22, 2015 | 0 comments
According to an expose this week in The New York Times, the USDA uses tax dollars to help private industry develop more "profitable" animals in a semi-clandestine operation called the U.S. Meat... more »
January 22, 2015 | 0 comments
Sign-ups for insurance on the federal and state health exchanges end in less than a month, and the state's push to enroll more Latinos appears to be paying off. Meanwhile, safety net providers such... more »
January 22, 2015 | 0 comments
Apply for U.S. News & World Report's Health and Wellness Reporter opening or the Wellness Editor position at Good Housekeeping. Plus, make sure to check out all of the upcoming award deadlines.
January 21, 2015 | 0 comments
In Santa Cruz County, the contract dispute between Blue Shield and Sutter Health hits home because of Sutter's large presence here.
January 21, 2015 | 0 comments
A recent decision from Sweden’s  Supreme Court is changing the landscape for Swedish citizens fighting misguided accusations of infant shaking.
January 21, 2015 | 0 comments
In the past 20 years, more and more children and adolescents have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Many people don’t realize that kids as young as 10 can develop the disease, and even fewer know... more »
January 20, 2015 | 0 comments
On January 2, ProPublica and The New York Times co-published “When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission,” a powerful article that explored legal and ethical questions posed by ABC’s “NY... more »
January 19, 2015 | 0 comments
When the doctors who are charged with managing pain come out with a public policy position against use of opioids (like oxycodone, methodone and hydrocodine) for chronic pain, we should pay attention... more »
January 19, 2015 | 1 comments
Every time someone famous dies after a medical error, hopes rise that we will see a meaningful response that will improve patient safety conditions. Joan Rivers' death has, in an incredibly quick... more »
January 16, 2015 | 0 comments
In California, the range of physician performance is surprisingly wide, according to a recent survey that ranked groups on a 100-point scale. More than 40 physician groups scored below 60. Where... more »

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