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September 01, 2015 | 0 comments
A recent White House report noted that there is no evidence that state-by-state licensing improves quality or safety. And yet we have a 50-state system for doctors and for most other health care... more »
August 28, 2015 | 0 comments
Strict professional licensing rules don't necessarily translate into higher-quality work, as a recent report from the White House made clear. Might there be a smarter way? One option: directly... more »
August 28, 2015 | 0 comments
Join the ReportingOnHealth.org team as the new Community Editor and check out openings across all fields.
August 27, 2015 | 0 comments
A study of Holocaust survivors is casting new light on our understanding of trauma’s effects on the body. The research suggests that extreme trauma can manifest itself in our genetic fingerprints —... more »
August 25, 2015 | 0 comments
I’d been going to the same woman to cut my hair for five years, and she was always the picture of calm. Until the day she looked at the front door as it was opening and said to me, “I have to run.”... more »
August 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Obamacare has strongly encouraged the creation of accountable care organizations, which focus on coordinating patient care so that, in theory, wasteful practices are eliminated and money is saved.... more »
August 21, 2015 | 1 comments
Are high schoolers who use e-cigarettes more likely to turn into smokers? New research published this week strongly suggests that's the case, but the study can't prove one causes the other. Meanwhile... more »
August 20, 2015 | 0 comments
Is health insurance ripe for disruption by newer, tech-savvy market players? Oscar, a newcomer to the California health insurance exchange, certainly hopes so, and has the market valuation to back it... more »
August 19, 2015 | 0 comments
Problem-solving courts began about a quarter-century ago and now number more than 3,000 across the United States, housed among the nation’s approximately 16,000 state courts but on separate dockets.
August 19, 2015 | 0 comments
A troubled California database that allows doctors to check which patients are already receiving potentially addictive prescriptions is currently being relaunched. But one doctor argues that the... more »
August 19, 2015 | 0 comments
Check out this week's full roundup of job opportunities, upcoming fellowships, and educational events.
August 18, 2015 | 0 comments
There has been a lot of rhetoric about the value of community health workers, but such programs don't always work as well as they could. Some basic guidelines could go a long way toward ensuring such... more »
August 13, 2015 | 0 comments
Earlier this year, an expert panel called for the closure of L.A. County's Welcome Centers for kids awaiting foster placements. But the real problems have more to do with a lack of foster homes and... more »
August 13, 2015 | 6 comments
Many are baffled why the suicide rate in the United States is rising despite antidepressant use being at an all time high. Suicide has risen to 38,000 a year, says USA Today, after falling in the... more »
August 13, 2015 | 0 comments
The Dallas Morning News is searching for a Public Health Reporter in Dallas, TX, and applications are now being accepted for the new California Health Data Journalism Fellowship.

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