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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:14am
The Children’s Clinic, tucked in a busy office park five miles outside downtown Portland, OR, and bustling with noisy babies, boisterous kids and energetic pediatricians, seems ordinary enough. But, for the last two years, a quiet revolution has been brewing in its exam rooms.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:00am
Many health care nonprofits rely on the good will of donors to carry out their missions. But when donors start to waver or renege on their committments, it's easy for organizations to prematurely reach for legal remedies, as contributing editor William Heisel explains.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:00am
In recent years, the idea that journalists should focus on building the future of news with communities — not just for them — has gained traction. Josh Stearns profiles the work of Jeremy Hay, who has embraced this community-first approach with a local news service in East Palo Alto.
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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:00am
When it came to reaching low-income mothers suffering from maternal depression and other issues, the old ways of reaching out to moms weren't working. So the New Haven-based MOMS Partnership started taking the services to where moms are — including the local supermarket.
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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:00am
Get the latest information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities. Plus new job listings in health journalism across the United States.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:01am
Decades of research showing how toxic stress caused by adversity inflicts long-term damage to children’s brains and bodies have inspired the creation of courts specifically focused on early childhood cases, some of which are known as Safe Babies Courts. The results have been impressive.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:00am
Creating in-roads for community participation and giving local people more power to contribute to local journalism is complex and time-intensive. But the end result can be a public that is more engaged in their communities and in supporting news-gathering efforts.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:00am
Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles garnered media attention recently with the news that it was suing a donor after her estate refused to fulfill a multi-million dollar donation pledge. William Heisel explores what happens when dream donations turn into legal nightmares.
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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:00am
From hospital systems to pharmacies, this summer’s health headlines have been filled with tales of consolidation. And no where has the “merger mania” been more evident than the insurance sector. Health policy expert Paul Ginsburg helps us break down the trend in this Q&A.
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July 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:00am
There was a striking case of news convergence earlier this week: the annual KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation emphasized high rates of childhood poverty, and a new JAMA Pediatrics study issued alarming new results on the effect of poverty on young brains.
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July 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 1:00am
Put your health reporting and editing skills to their best use with this week's roundup of job positions and professional opportunities listed on Career GPS.
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July 24, 2015 | 0 comments
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:00am
It is no secret that the pill profit party is over for drug companies. Bestselling pills like Lipitor, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Singular, Concerta, Cymbalta and Abilify have gone off patent and Wall Street is moving on to industries that offer better returns.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:00am
When treatment options aren't clear-cut, can decision-making tools such as brochures and videos help patients make better choices? A new study provides the first systematic review of decision aids designed to help patients with serious illness. The evidence on their effectiveness is mixed.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00am
A new study on tuberculosis in wake of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake offers a number of health policy lessons that hold true far beyond the tiny island nation. The country's robust approach to HIV testing is one of them.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:00am
In 2013, Sacramento's Capital Public Radio hired jesikah maria ross to develop a deep community engagement strategy around their multimedia documentary project The View From Here. The experience holds a number of valuable lessons on engaging and building audiences.
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