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....
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 5:00am
Headed to the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference this week in Boston? Whatever sessions you attend, have a great time, take lots of notes, and use the experience as inspiration for even better journalism.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 1:41pm
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:14am
An editor for the BMJ blogged about "How medical journals can help stop disease-mongering." And one of her ideas was a quarantine for "groundbreaking studies about new treatments."
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:00am
ReportingOnHealth.org is currently accepting applications for our 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship and Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00am
Just how well is California doing transitioning children from the outgoing Healthy Families low-cost health insurance program to Medi-Cal? The state's version of its progress is rosier than what children's health advocates are seeing on the ground.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 1:14pm
The most common inherited form of intellectual disability and autism, Fragile X Syndrome still isn't familiar enough to the general public -- or to pediatricians -- says one Southern California doctor. He urges all parents of children with autism to have them tested.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:51pm
“Between the Lines: Finding the Truth in Medical Literature,” by Marya Zilberberg, MD, MPH, and “The Patient Paradox: Why sexed-up medicine is bad for your health,” by Margaret McCartney, MD, are two books to add your reading list.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:54pm
African Health Dialogues is a weekly health care discussion on AV radio about awareness, progress and gaps, costs and accessibility of medical /pharmaceutical products and services within the African and African Diaspora communities Worldwide.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 3:02pm
Depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal allergies, insomnia and gastro reflux disease (GERD) are just some of the "diseases" that tripled and quadrupled in the population thanks to direct-to-consumer drug advertising that began in the 1990s.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:27am
Medical experts meeting at the NIH over the next three days are going to try to reach a consensus on whether to shift to a different testing method for gestational diabetes. If they decide to make the shift, the prevalence of gestational diabetes in U.S. pregnancies can be expected to double.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:12am
The top trending health news story so far this week is that of the Mississippi baby pronounced “functionally cured” of HIV infection.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:00am
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times’ journalist Tina Rosenberg encouraged 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows to use their data-sleuthing skills to sniff for problems or hints of dysfunction in the numbers. But instead of looking for failure, she said to look for success.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 5:00am
How one Canadian province has successfully implemented prescription drug tracking and reduced the number of inappropriate prescriptions.
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:29pm
Working as a team for NBC4 Southern California my colleague Melissa Pamer and I will take on and humanize a hot topic as part of our 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship: childhood obesity.