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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:00am
“Health care is what happens when things go wrong,” Dr. Anthony Iton says. “Health care doesn’t actually make you healthy — it prevents you from deteriorating rapidly.” The broader forces that really shape health, he argues, are what journalists and policymakers should really be focusing on.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00am
The 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship kicked off with a wide-ranging conversation between Gerald Kominski of UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research and Anna Gorman of Kaiser Health News on the past and future of health reform.
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March 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:00am
The practice of physicians "self-referring" patients to facilities in which they or their families have a financial stake has dramatically increased in some specialties. The practice increases health costs for procedures and tests that are of questionable benefit to patients.
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March 03, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:49pm
Known as bodega clinics or storefront clinics — these doctors' offices are incredibly popular in Orange County's Latino neighborhoods. But public health officials harbor a number of concerns about such "bodega" clinics.
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February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Two high-profile studies came out this week with similar conclusions: Exposing kids to microbes and allergens may well lead to fewer allergies and better-adjusted immune systems. Tolerance of potential triggers, the studies suggest, is looking more and more like an acquired skill.
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February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:00am
A series of reports has found that physicians who "self-refer" are following their financial interests and not always the best interests of their patients. The trend is driving up health care costs and potentially putting patients at risk from unnecessary services.
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February 27, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00am
Geographic boundaries can have a big impact on health insurance options, particularly for people living in rural regions. Rural residents tend to fare better on premiums and choices when their area is grouped with an urban neighbor.
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February 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00am
WomensForum.com is looking for a Health Editor in Chicago, while The Post-Bulletin in Rochester, MN is searching for a Health Reporter. Also, check out our new webinar on March 19 looking at innovations in how we pay for health care.
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February 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:34pm
After a rain, mushrooms pop up.  Even if you are an experienced mushroom hunter, it's hard to tell the difference between an edible variety and one that can be deadly. ...
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February 25, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:16pm
My project will look at current research into cancers that disproportionately affect ethnic minorities, specifically Jewish and African-American communities. I will examine medical discoveries and ongoing clinical trials that hope to shed light on breast and ovarian cancer, male breast and prostat
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February 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:33pm
As California's statewide figures drop, Del Norte County has seen its domestic violence rate skyrocket. That raises a question: How are domestic violence survivors in this rural community on the Northern California coast faring after reporting abuse?
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February 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:37pm
My project will compare the health status of Valley Latinos living in a handful of urban communities to those living in rural towns.
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February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:38pm
Technology to care for very sick and premature infants has improved dramatically over the past two decades. But these incredible measures also mean parents and neonatologists in the NICU face complex ethical questions when deciding how much care to provide and when to stop.
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February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:23pm
In 1965, the deinstitutionalization of mental health treatment charted a path toward overcrowded prisons and a shortage of mental health treatment facilities. Today, Imperial County in California is dealing with both of those consequences.
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February 23, 2015 | 0 comments
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:39am
As the country tries to find a way to regulate, tax, legalize, or punish people for buying, growing, and using marijuana - its high time we find out the long term effects. 
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February 23, 2015 | 0 comments

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