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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 9:36am
ReportingOnHealth.org is looking for a new Community Editor to join our team in California.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:45am
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 5:29pm
How else can it be explained why there is no ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) pandemic in the HIV+ population?...
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 6:00am
My series about Rubbertown, Ky., included real people who have lived close by their whole lives and were exposed to all kinds of chemicals in the past. But I would have sensationalized the story if I hadn’t reported the uncertainty that still permeates most of the research on health in the area.
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 5:00am
With new devices and procedures, you always need to consider the availability of trained personnel to deliver the approach. You always need to consider the learning curve, too. These can be addressed in just a few words, but they are important context.
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 6:00am
I was just beginning to wrap my head around the Affordable Care Act when President Obama and legislators started proposing plans for comprehensive immigration reform this week. That led me to wonder: What could immigration reform mean for health reform?
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:00am
ComicBookMovie.com wrote about a potential Justice League of America film that “this film is almost certainly doomed to fall apart before it can even get going.” We need a little dose of that kind of reality in health reporting.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:00am
ReportingOnHealth.org and The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism is seeking a Community Editor to join our team!
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:00am
After scoring a touchdown, the son of Orange County Register humor columnist Marla Jo Fisher fainted. On game day, he was so nervous he hadn't eaten anything. Still, the coaches wouldn't let him come back to the team until he got checked out.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:17pm
Allied NATO Government is hiding millions of infectious NON HIV AIDS cases (like mine) under the "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" ICD-code.