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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00am
A reporting project that aimed to tease out the root causes of homelessness in one California community ran into a few roadblocks along the way. Here's what one reporter took away from the experience, and what he might do differently next time.
November 13, 2014 | 4 comments
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00am
A conference held last week in San Francisco marked the rising prominence of childhood adversity as a key concept in public health circles. The event also highlighted recent data that give a newly detailed look at how childhood adversity plays out across, race, class, and geographic boundaries.
November 13, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Women's Health and Men's Health Online are both looking for editorial assistants to join their team. Plus, if you're a resident of California, make sure to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2014.
November 13, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:00am
Is Obamacare really at risk now that Republicans have taken the Senate? The core of the law will likely survive, thanks to the presidential veto power. Still, sections of it could be pruned away by the legislature. Here are a few possibilities the media has highlighted.
November 12, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 3:38pm
“Simply asking, listening, and implicitly accepting is a very powerful tool,” Dr. Vince Felitti says. The message: “You’re still an acceptable person even though you’ve told me this story you’ve been ashamed of all your life.”
November 11, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00am
Doctors told Miranda Dyer that her problems were in her head and that she should just proceed as if everything were normal. That was until another doctor told her that she likely had a genetic disorder that could have been passed on to her kids. She needed surgery immediately.
November 10, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:00am
Proposition 46, the California ballot measure backed by plaintiffs’ attorneys and opposed by physicians, was soundly defeated by a 2-to-1 margin. The fact that Proposition 46 was a bundle trying to be all things to all patient safety advocates was probably its downfall.
November 07, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:00am
California mirrors the country's rising rate of C-section births — up by 50 percent in 10 years. That worries experts, who say the procedure carries added costs and risks. But data-driven efforts are underway in the state to turn the tide, with some notable early success.
November 07, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:00am
After a resounding defeat Tuesday, backers of Prop. 45 vow to press on with efforts to give California's insurance commissioner greater regulatory authority over insurance rates. Meanwhile, one prominent health policy expert said the failed measure was "a huge threat to health reform in the state."
November 06, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:00am
New positions are available at Stanford University, American Heart Association and Washington Post Express. Also, applications are being accepted for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship.
November 06, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 1:00am
In July 2013, Miranda Dyer was in Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida. She had been there a few months prior for a hysterectomy, and this time she had to be rushed back to the ER because her pulse had slowed to dangerous levels. She was growing tired of searching for answers.
November 04, 2014 | 0 comments
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 1:00am
Millions in the U.S. and the rest of the world struggle with addictions to alcohol, food, ecstasy, meth, crack, Xanax and more. They are the people for whom the new book "Sobriety: a Graphic Novel" was written — or actually drawn.
November 02, 2014 | 1 comments
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:00am
Miranda Dyer started life as an athlete, so it didn’t make sense when a flight of stairs left her winded. Basic tasks made her feel exhausted. This would last for weeks and then go away. She tried to just not think about it, but it seemed to be getting worse over time.
October 31, 2014 | 1 comments
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:25pm
Earlier this year, I shut down at the Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Denver. What makes me crumble like this? I don’t know, but I have a hunch: I’m pretty sure I have a social phobia.
October 30, 2014 | 1 comments
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:00am
In recent years, there's been growing concern that a lack of doctors will keep newly insured patients from accessing care. Now, a new tool can predict the supply of physicians and help journalists ask and answer new questions from the data. Fresh story ideas abound.
October 30, 2014 | 0 comments



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