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October 31, 2014 | 0 comments
Miranda Dyer started life as an athlete, so it didn’t make sense when a flight of stairs left her winded. Basic tasks made her feel exhausted. This would last for weeks and then go away. She tried to... more »
October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
Earlier this year, I shut down at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Denver. What makes me crumble like this? I don’t know, but I have a hunch: I’m pretty sure I have a social... more »
October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
In recent years, there's been growing concern that a lack of doctors will keep newly insured patients from accessing care. Now, a new tool can predict the supply of physicians and help journalists... more »
October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
While Latino children may have reached majority status in California, they still face greater challenges in accessing care and healthy environments than their white peers. A new report finds... more »
October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
To keep up with the latest discussions on topics relevant to health journalists, follow Career GPS posts and job listings via RSS. To submit a job listing, send me an email at... more »
October 29, 2014 | 0 comments
The allegations of dental negligence against Dr. Robert Tupac described a host of problems — painful eight-hour dental surgery performed without anesthesia, crumbling dental work, drooling and bone... more »
October 29, 2014 | 0 comments
In October, seven women's bodies were found in Indiana in what appear to be serial, sex-related murders of women in high-risk lifestyles. Hammond police are holding Darren Vann, a convicted sex... more »
October 27, 2014 | 0 comments
To better appreciate some of the legal problems with the way California's medical board oversees the disclosure of doctors’ disciplinary records online, consider the legal case of the late Orange... more »
October 25, 2014 | 0 comments
The premiere showing of "The Syndrome," a documentary that asks the hard questions about shaken baby syndrome theory, brought together a group of people in desperate need of community.
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 | 1 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 »

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