Monday, March 25, 2013 - 5:00am
AHCJ launched its new searchable database of hospital inspections this month. It’s hard to overstate the achievement of merely persuading a government agency as large as CMS to relinquish any amount of control over records.
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:00am
Whether the subject is a money-squandering government agency or a looming public health threat or a failing school system, reporters want to be able to say something changed as a result of their reporting. Momentum might get going after a story, but continuing it is another matter.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:49am
As 18- to 25-year-olds try to find their footing, they face the least access to health care, have the highest uninsured rate, and struggle with greater behavioral and non-behavioral health risks than either adolescents aged 12-17 or young adults aged 26-34.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:00am
Career opportunities available in broadcasting, print and new media for health writers.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 5:00am
When some youth journalists report on environmental health issues impacting their own communities, are they able to maintain neutrality or do they advocate for change?
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 1:47pm
Bob Pack had some interesting ideas for how to improve California’s prescription drug tracking system (CURES). Most of them remain just that: interesting ideas.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 8:16am
Like adults, children are suffering from "middle-age spread" -- too many calories and not enough exercise. And like adults, they are taking pills to accommodate the conditions instead of making lifestyle changes.
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 7:34am
Most journalists aren't venturing into Latino communities to get the story of Herbalife's aggressive sales techniques. They're missing a great tale, but a Latino high school student didn't.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:24pm
In some countries in Africa, the use of social media is helping putting women in charge and reducing violence against women.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 3:09pm
A grieving father set out to create a system that might prevent other lives from being lost at the hands of a drug-dazed driver. Ten years later, he's still waiting for the system he created to be fully realized.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 1:20pm
A veteran public radio reporter always thought of himself as a TV hater -- until he was asked to do some TV stories.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 6:00am
Looking for a health editor position? Opportunities across the country are opening up.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:49am
Was that glass of milk you drank this morning safe? Government reports show that high levels of antibiotics and other drugs are common in dairy animals and their products. Worse, milk producers resist further testing lest their products be found unsafe.
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 9:35pm
What does it take for a doctor to lose his license to practice permanently? A patient dead from "therapeutic misadventure?" A formal finding of unprofessional conduct? Advanced age? Maybe not.
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 8:10am
It’s a Medicare reform idea that seems pretty straightforward, and for proponents on both sides of the political aisle, a fair-minded approach to solving the entitlement program’s funding woes -- make more financially well-heeled Medicare beneficiaries foot more of the bill for their care....