Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:04pm
Reporting on evidence-based medicine is tricky. Interviewing outside researchers who study the treatment being examined can clarify issues regarding suitability and efficacy and help reporters avoid any spin about the results.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 5:00am
While covering the polluted mess left behind from where Colorado’s celebrated gold and silver booms were processed for more than 100 years, Cara DeGette literally followed her nose to report on a potential health risk no one initially wanted to discuss.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 6:11pm
My project focuses on how the California Dental Board investigates allegations against dentists.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 5:00am
California says it will take millions of dollars to kick start and run a useful database to track prescription drugs. For now, the program appears like a knight hunched over his computer surrounded by stacks of documents, fighting a losing battle against the dragons of painkiller abuse.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 2:00am
Tom Wilemon avoided jargon like "social determinants," instead revealing the tragedy behind diabetes, a disease he describes as "so pervasive, so obvious, so accepted here in the South that people do not see it for the public health threat that it is."
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:00am
Just three years after California Attorney General Jerry Brown – now the governor – announced a newly improved prescription drug tracking system while standing beside a dad who lost his children as a result of prescription drug abuse, that system is all but useless.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:00am
Oakland-based Health Career Connection helps prepare the next generation of talented, diverse health leaders and professionals by connecting them to internships, mentors and health professions schools.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 2:00am
There's still time to get your work recognized with numerous fellowship and award opportunities this year.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:04pm
California's agricultural industry is tops in the nation and pesticides play a vital role in keeping it healthy. They also play a vital role in the lives of farm workers...a poisonous one.
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:58am
"Animal Pharma," the animal-drug divisions within drug companies, tends to operate under the public's radar.
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 5:00am
After his two children were killed by a driver high on painkillers, Bob Pack worked with California's existing database of prescriptions to create what he called "a built-in red flag system" to help identify prescription drug abuse.
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:22pm
The Federation of Journalists in Spain reports 4,000 layoffs and 70 news organization closures in 2012 alone. Cutbacks have affected biomedical journalists. Read some international perspectives from Spain, Germany, the UK and the US.
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 8:54am
The Los Angeles Times found that in four Southern California counties there was more than one death every day from drugs that a doctor prescribed. Can doctors be disciplined for their patients' overdosing?
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:31pm
I'm honored to be participating in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship in LA later this month. My fellowship proposal is a deeper look at groundwater contamination, with arsenic and nitrates identified as the two worst offenders.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:00am
Three years ago, one hospital in the area averaged 100 emergency room visits per month -- now it averages 400. That same hospital's debt, largely because of unpaid bills, stands at $1.2 million, a 2,000 percent increase in four years.