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October 02, 2015 | 0 comments
Vox is searching for a health and science editor, while Reporting on Health is looking for a new community editor. These jobs and more in this week's roundup. And California journalists, don't forget... more »
October 02, 2015 | 0 comments
When it comes to getting kids into health coverage, the numbers have never been better. By the first quarter of 2015, the percentage of kids without insurance was less than 5 percent. But despite the... more »
October 01, 2015 | 0 comments
Out-of-network "surprise bills" are a growing problem. Patients think they're staying in their coverage network only to receive a bill for thousands of dollars after a procedure from, say, an... more »
September 30, 2015 | 0 comments
This year alone, I have learned of three doctors, two of whom I personally know and one who I went to medical school with, being disciplined by the Medical Board of California. They're all men.... more »
September 30, 2015 | 1 comments
US pork producers have debuted a label that assures consumers their meat was not made by giving animals ractopamine, an asthma drug-like beta agonist that increases protein synthesis
September 29, 2015 | 0 comments
By now you’ve heard about the launch of the new California Healthcare Compare website, which allows users to compare cost and quality on common procedures throughout the state. Less noted, however,... more »
September 28, 2015 | 0 comments
There is a growing understanding that improving student health isn't just about serving healthier foods – it’s also about promoting healthier lifestyles. Reducing junk food marketing to children is a... more »
September 28, 2015 | 0 comments
New Report by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and Mental Illness Policy Org., identifies $4-$8 billion waste and excess profits in mental health system. It could fund services for most homeless and incarcerated... more »
September 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Check out this week's roundup of publications and health organizations recruiting journalism and writing professionals to join their teams.
September 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Drug company links to Duke University researcher Robert Califf, nominated by the Obama administration to be FDA commissioner, are not hard to find. Califf has "served as a director, officer, partner... more »
September 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Kids in poorer families eat more fast food more than their peers, right? Not necessarily, as new data from the CDC show. The idea that poverty status isn't directly correlated with fast food intake... more »
September 23, 2015 | 0 comments
During my fellowship project, I chose to focus on the impact of historical trauma and unresolved grief on the lives of Native peoples and ways that they are healing from the trauma and building... more »
September 22, 2015 | 0 comments
How do you find out how skilled a surgeon is? Asking a surgeon's peers for their opinion is one obvious route, since surgeons are adept at spotting colleagues' skill levels. But getting hold of such... more »
September 21, 2015 | 1 comments
With several GOP presidential candidates supporting parental choice for childhood vaccines, CNN would have done better by asking the candidates how they propose balancing individual choice with... more »
September 18, 2015 | 0 comments
What does "Talk to you doctor” mean? It’s a legal and ethical security blanket. But it's also a solid piece of advice at a time when people increasingly find health info online. It also keeps doctors... more »



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