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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00am
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 team ready, because doctors won't hesitate to challenge the rules in court.
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October 24, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:08pm
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 among new injection drug users.
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00am
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, as the insurance industry invests heavily in defeating the measure.
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:00am
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 decades, so why all the fresh attention on this topic?
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:00am
The York Daily Record is recruiting a professional to cover health and fitness and the business of health for print and online.
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October 23, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:35am
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 enthusiasm is drying up.
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October 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:00am
If a rubber plantation in one of the world’s poorest countries can successfully stop the spread of Ebola, shouldn't one of best-funded hospitals in one the wealthiest cities in the world be able to as well? Here's what reporters should look for in covering the story.
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October 20, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:49pm
Another major study debunks idea that stigma is a major barrier to care for people with mental illness.
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October 17, 2014 | 3 comments
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:00am
When problems arise at a hospital, there are often three responses: Blame the patient, blame the nurse, or blame some forces beyond their control. All three happened in the wake of recent Ebola cases in Dallas, but reporters should be wary of those kinds of claims.
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October 16, 2014 | 1 comments
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:00am
In Washington state, a lack of psychiatric beds has led to a court ruling that says patients can't be held against their will in ERs while awaiting long-term care. While the ACA has expanded benefits, it has also revealed just how scarce resources often are.
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October 16, 2014 | 1 comments
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00am
The Tennessean needs a new Health Care Reporter. Plus, check out open positions at Student Health 101, WNYC Health Unit and York Daily Record.
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October 16, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
The professional history of California doctor James Privitera includes a series of questionable practices that contributed to the death of at least one patient. And yet the physician's reprimand by the state medical board can be wiped from online records as early as next month.
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October 15, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:35am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) received $23 million in just two years from pharmaceutical companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the 1990's, Eli Lilly was NAMI's biggest donor, reported Mother Jones.
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October 15, 2014 | 3 comments
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00am
Psychological abuse of kids gets far less attention that physical or sexual abuse. But a new study finds that in many ways, psychological abuse can have equally devastating effects on young lives. But it's often harder to spot, and fewer treatments specifically target it.
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October 15, 2014 | 1 comments
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00am
Wendy Wolfson had planned an essay for NPR's health desk about her experiences getting her son help for disruptive behavior. Instead, she found herself sitting in a hospital bed with a rare heart condition associated with extreme stress. Her story quickly changed directions.
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October 15, 2014 | 0 comments

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