Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:41am
Some problems can arise when journalists report on their own health care. But first-person health care stories, when done right, can deliver a valuable public service.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:50am
Every holiday season, glossy brochures from Heifer International arrive in US mailboxes tempting people to send the gift of live animals to people in poor countries. Photos show happy kids hugging happy animals and assure givers the animals will provide meat, milk, eggs and wool in perpetuity. Wrong
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 7:26am
Annually, Medicare pays about $6 million for telehealth services, according to the IOM. In comparison, Medicare paid over $3 billion to providers participating in Electronic Health Record incentive programs from 2011 to 2012.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:00am
While school-based health centers around the country have increased students’ access to health care, some children and teens still have limited access to needed services, like behavioral health and dental care.
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:00am
When a new car comes on the market, car writers rush to drive, dissect, and describe in detail all the ways it will make your life better or worse. If health writers could learn to think more like car writers in this regard, health consumers would be much better informed.
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:00am
When the FDA says that a drug is approved to treat nearly 20 different diseases, you can assume the agency is right and that a true wonder drug is working miracles in the marketplace or examine the evidence.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 3:19pm
The last 15 years of research on how adverse childhood experiences cause adult onset of chronic disease, mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence is unequivocal. To understand what happened to Adam Lanza, we have to ask difficult questions.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 2:21pm
California’s population of children is shrinking, and that means some big changes ahead for the Golden State. What's happening in your state?
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 12:00am
WomensHealthMag.com is on the look out for an associate editor in New York, NY.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:47am
A compelling patient or researcher makes a story engaging; concrete statistics make a story valid. Data, however, aren’t always clear-cut, and experts disagree on interpreting and applying it. Statistics on gun violence and how to reduce it fall prey to the same dichotomy.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:53am
Faced with two mad cow scares this year, both US and Brazil authorities have debuted the concept of "atypical mad cow disease." Spontaneously-erupting mad cow that has no known cause and may be a genetic mutation has seldom if ever been reported before.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 5:00am
The number of school-based health centers has been growing in California for more than a decade, and the Affordable Care Act has boosted their funding. Some students served by these clinics also enthusiastically support them.
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 11:00am
Sophia, 44, works up to 40 hours per week at a Mexican restaurant in Gurnee, Ill., making $10 an hour. With every paycheck, she said, $136 goes to payroll taxes, $62 of which goes to Social Security and Medicare. But as an undocumented immigrant, she will never receive those entitlements.
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:00am
When an insurance company decides to deny coverage for a particular drug, it is easy for the pharmaceutical company to suddenly become David fighting Goliath.
Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:42am
If you cover health and aren’t writing about the impact the aging population has on a nation’s fiscal, as well as physical, well-being, you could be missing some good stories.