Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:00am
Are reporters placing too much emphasis on hospitals and not enough emphasis on the overall health of the community and the factors that influence it? The forces ultimately shaping our health aren't always the obvious ones.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Electronic medical records held out the promise of a better future, with everyone reaping the benefits. In reality, poorly designed systems slow doctors down, hinder the doctor-patient relationship, and often get things wrong. Doctors and patients deserve better solutions.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:00am
Is a bit overweight actually the healthiest weight of all? A recent JAMA study suggested as much. But a new analysis of the data reveals a deep flaw in the original study, and provides a lesson in the value of questioning how data are collected and used in any given study.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 7:35am
A new campaign from Elanco, Eli Lilly's animal division, calls unadulterated food a luxury and even blames pure food activists for world hunger
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:19pm
Nearly twenty years after the trial of British au pair Louise Woodward brought shaken baby syndrome into the headlines, the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has raised the subject again in Boston newspapers, where reporters are still fresh from a different controversial diagnosis.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:00am
Recently released data from the CDC shows children on Medicaid are going to the ER at rates higher than uninsured kids or those on private insurance, and often for reasons having little to do with medical emergencies. And that can mean higher costs for the public health system.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:00am
For hundreds of thousands of Californians waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, affordable health coverage is still a dream. The delays, partly caused by tech glitches, come with real human costs for those in application limbo and in need of care.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Take a look at this week's jobs opportunities, which include positions at National Journal, Kaiser Family Foundation, Cincinnati.com, and U.S. News & World Report, among others.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 4:00am
Ireland is on the verge of allowing death certificates to omit the cause of death, largely to spare family members of suicide victims from seeing the word "suicide" on the form. But is that reason enough to conceal the facts on such a critical document?
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 11:21am
Hiding causes of death can become a major hurdle in getting accurate reads on health problems. Calling suicides something else on death certificates or striking the word “suicide” from the public record will have a similar effect.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:00am
This week take a look at new positions from Cambridge University Press and the America Health Care Association.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:09am
A study on vicarious trauma found lasting impacts on the mental health of some children whose family was involved in the manhunt for Boston marathon bomber.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:37am
Codependents often have trouble being open, honest and assertive with intimate partners says Darlene Lancer, an author and marriage and family therapist
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00am
Time to jump on the butter bandwagon? Read the headlines this year and you could easily think, "Why not?" But researchers say the media's coverage on the topic has been misleading and lacking nuance. Their criticisms offer useful lessons for journalists covering health research.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 8:00am
Spending money to track hospital-acquired infections and complications could save money in the long run.