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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:00am
As a new series in Consumer Reports makes clear, antibiotic-resistant infections are becoming more prevalent. The report should be a wake-up call for prescribers and patients to be more thoughtful about how they use antibiotics.
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June 29, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 12:00am
Bloomberg BNA needs a deputy news director and Thrillist Media Group is looking for a new health editor. Check out these and other great health editor and journalist jobs available this week.
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June 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:40pm
The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in a 6-3 ruling that prompted President Barack Obama to say the health law “is here to stay.” Here's what some leading experts and voices in the media had to say about the critical decision.
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June 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:00am
Speaking to child welfare experts around the country in the course of reporting, I’ve become convinced that people on both sides — the families in the system, and those charged with carrying out its rules — believe improvements to this country’s approach to child welfare are urgently needed.
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June 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:30am
Health care's "super-utilizers" are very much in the news these days, as policymakers seek ways to curb spending. But programs that deliver durable results that save money are scarce, in part because many 'frequent fliers' suffer from an incredibly complex web of issues, often tied to early trauma.
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June 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 4:00am
In southern Nevada, waiting lists to see a psychologist stretch into the months, and residential treatment centers fill up fast. Jackie Valley of the Las Vegas Sun is embarking on a reporting project looking at the plight of children with mental illness, and what more might be done.
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June 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 1:04pm
For fellows looking to ensure the communities they cover have a voice in and a chance to act on important stories and issues, there is food for thought in @Janschaffer's Neiman post on the hey day of civic journalism.
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June 22, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 6:00am
While states such as Texas and Florida have repeatedly rejected efforts to expand Medicaid in the first place, California is on the verge of expanding public health coverage to include undocumented children. But will they be able to find access to care in an already crowded Medicaid system?
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June 19, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 4:00am
On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it will require the food industry to eliminate the use of artificial trans fats by 2018. Does that mean trans fats will soon disappear completely? Not quite. Here are five things to watch for as the FDA’s new ruling rolls out.
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June 19, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 12:00am
The Huffington Post is recruiting a professional to cover over social change issues such as poverty, health and education.
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June 19, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 4:00am
Leading journalists and a former Obamacare official offered predictions, discussed possible outcomes and shared story ideas for the much-anticipated Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell at a Reporting on Health webinar this week.
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June 18, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 4:00am
A growing body of evidence suggests that a child’s exposure to trauma and stress can have profound mental and physical health consequences later in life. Arielle Levin Becker recently set out to explore that link and collected some key reporting lessons along the way.
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June 16, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 4:00am
Requiring certain ingredients to be listed on food labels can often drive larger changes in what we consume. The U.S. required trans fats to appear on food labels in 2006, but countries such as Brazil and Argentina have gone much further in setting limits on the unhealthy fats.
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June 15, 2015 | 0 comments
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 1:16pm
How could I understand, given how little I knew? All behavior, the experts I interviewed told me, is communication. I was seeking the backstory of why a little girl had bit a school staff member and whether she had a way to express herself.
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June 13, 2015 | 0 comments
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:40am
What started out as a feel-good story about the kindness of strangers has turned into a CPS nightmare for a family in the Pacific northwest, where doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital have accused Thomas Everson and his wife Brandi McNerny Everson of exaggerating their son’s disabilities.
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