Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:00am
At least five children died after contracting a fungus at Children's Hospital New Orleans. The hospital kept the pattern of infections secret for five years, spurring outrage. The incident raises the question, What benefits would a full disclosure have brought?
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:00am
New research proves for the first time that the fungus that causes valley fever is living in Washington state, far outside its traditional boundaries in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico. While the findings aren't cause for panic, the news suggests clinicians should be on the watch for symptoms.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:00am
The Kaiser Family Foundation is looking for a Web and Social Media Content Editor to serve as the day-to-day writer, curator and editor of the Foundation’s web site and social media channels.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:00am
After Obamacare's passage, California expanded its Medicaid benefits to allow those with mild to moderate mental health problems to receive care. But as the state's Medicaid numbers surge, some say there aren't enough providers to meet the rising demand.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:00am
The battle over school lunch returned this week, as a House subcommittee moved to weaken stricter school lunch standards set to go into effect later this year. Critics say the rules go to far and lead to kids dumping out their lunch. Supporters insist the rules will make kids healthier.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 4:00am
Immigration can be such a polarizing and delicate topic, with many people not comfortable talking about it. After nearly a year of reporting on the effects of trauma on the children of deported parents, I found some lessons and experiences have stayed with me.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:00am
Outrage followed news that at least five children died after contracting a fungal infection at the hospital. The hospital didn't tell the parents that other children had died of the same cause. Should they have?
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:00am
Indiana's Vanderburgh County has stopped providing causes of death on death certificates. The local paper and a committed reader are now taking the fight to the Indiana Supreme Court, arguing that the information has vital implications for public health.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00am
FierceHealthIT is looking for a new Associate Editor to join their team, while recent graduates can apply to the Internship available at U.S. News & World Report.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:42am
There is good news and bad news when it comes to the nation's decade-long opioid/heroin addiction epidemic. The good news is the government has cracked down on pill mills, strengthened warnings on pill labels and approved an injectable form of naloxone which reverses heroin overdoses and will reduce
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:00am
In response to the growing shortage of primary care doctors, some advocate for expanding the roles of nurse practitioners to expand access and lower costs. But the suggestion has met with pushback from some physician groups.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:00am
Preschool is enjoying a new heyday, right? Not so fast: A new report out this week from the National Institute of Early Education Research finds that in 2013, total enrollment in state-funded pre-K program dipped slightly, funding was flat, and quality was questionable in many programs.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 4:00am
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, has touted the benefits of self-funded health insurance plans. But the company's own plan places limits on coverage such that families with autistic children are often forced shoulder the costs of treatment.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:00am
When Gary Schwitzer recently announced funding had run out for Health News Review, it caused considerable angst among health reporters. Here's a look back at some key lessons that have emerged from Schwitzer's enterprise, which has made health journalism better.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:00am
In an alarming case, two Danish journalists are facing criminal charges from the Danish government for their reporting on MRSA bacteria. When journalists aren’t allowed to report on the sources of infectious diseases, they’re kept from one of their most vital roles.