Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:24am
It has been 17 years since direct-to-consumer advertising was permitted in the U.S.--and the results were almost immediately apparent. As soon as people began viewing "ask your doctor" ads, they realized they weren’t as healthy as they thought.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:00am
HuffPost Healthy Living is looking for a new Senior Editor in NYC. Also, don't forget, if you're a resident of California the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship applications are due Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 3:00am
A man walks down a crowded street loaded with the potential to destroy hundreds of lives. He’s not wearing a bomb — he’s carrying a mutation in his genes that can cause the heart to beat out of rhythm and stop. Worse, no one can seem to track him down.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:00am
The deadline clock is ticking and suddenly you have to cover a new study on a foreign topic by unknown researchers. What do you do? Check out what PubMed has to offer for starters. The vast repository of peer-reviewed research is an essential reporting tool.
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:00am
As the number of California Medicaid enrollees signing up for coverage has grown, the number of doctors hasn't always been able to meet the demand for care. The problem has been especially acute among Chinese-Americans, many of whom struggle to find physicians willing to see them.
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 1:00am
A massive new cohort study was supposed to help researchers and policy makers better understand how environmental factors shape children's health into adulthood. But delays, leadership changes and soaring costs have put the study's future in jeopardy.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:00am
With Obamacare's second season of open enrollment underway, advocates remain focused on signing up the remaining uninsured. In California, the uninsured rate is projected to drop to 6 percent by 2019. But getting it much lower will require creative new strategies.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Check out this week's roundup of job and fellowship opportunities: Foxnews.com is looking for a web video producer/writer for their health section. Gannett is seeking a health reporter. And for California journalists, don't forget to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship.
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00am
The health beat is so rich with documents, data and smart people that it can be hard to sort through it all under deadline pressure. But if you look in the right places, you can quickly report intelligent stories that cut through the noise and get noticed.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:59am
To many, it is an unseen problem. People denied mental health services who end up homeless or incarcerated as criminals.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 2:00am
Miranda Dyer's young son started suffering from migraines at a young age. Tests would later reveal signs of a genetically inherited heart disorder, passed down by his mother. The discovery forced the family to make a very difficult decision.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00am
A reporting project that aimed to tease out the root causes of homelessness in one California community ran into a few roadblocks along the way. Here's what one reporter took away from the experience, and what he might do differently next time.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00am
A conference held last week in San Francisco marked the rising prominence of childhood adversity as a key concept in public health circles. The event also highlighted recent data that give a newly detailed look at how childhood adversity plays out across, race, class, and geographic boundaries.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Women's Health and Men's Health Online are both looking for editorial assistants to join their team. Plus, if you're a resident of California, make sure to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2014.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:00am
Is Obamacare really at risk now that Republicans have taken the Senate? The core of the law will likely survive, thanks to the presidential veto power. Still, sections of it could be pruned away by the legislature. Here are a few possibilities the media has highlighted.