Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
Even after Obamacare, millions of people still don't have health coverage in California. How are these remaining uninsured going to be taken care of? That question has yet to be answered, but the debate around the issue -- which is tricky politically and financially -- is bound to be contentious.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:15am
I am reporting a story for the Point Reyes Light on how breast cancer researchers create non-existent cancer clusters from California to Long Island. The story is supported by Fund for Investigative Journalism. We have launched a Kickstarter campaign that explains the nutgraph of the investigation.
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:00am
Valentine's Day is over, but questions over lead and other heavy metals in chocolate and candy are still around. And while "cocoa puff stories" are the norm around this time of year, some excellent reporting is keeping the spotlight on this bittersweet issue.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 3:00am
They say money talks, but so does anger. That’s why it pays to spend some time in bankruptcy court when you are looking for gripping tales on the health care beat. These resources and tips will get you on your way.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:00am
As Medicare makes a big push towards paying providers based on value rather than volume over the next few years, Accountable Care Organizations will be expected to start making good on their promise to cut costs and improve quality of care. But so far, their track record has been rather mixed.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00am
POLITICO Pro is growing their editorial team. And don't forget, the 2015 Health Journalism Fellowship is giving $2,000-$10,000 grants to journalists passionate about reporting on health care reform, community health or vulnerable children.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:00am
We know that kids who grow up with a lot of adversity are far more likely to suffer poor health and early death as adults. But how well do we understand the means by which early trauma is translated into health problems decades later? Researchers are still teasing apart the mechanisms at work.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:20pm
The shaken baby debate picked up in early February with a pair of important and complementary postings, a bold academic statement signed by 34 physicians, attorneys, and child-protection professionals with “deep concerns” about shaking theory in the courtroom.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:00am
I was nervous about the final story in my series from the start, since I'd need to feature someone who fell into the large group of “other” uninsured. Finding such a source would take me down a lot of dead ends before I finally got a solid lead and, ultimately, an amazing source.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:19pm
Many had high hopes for the FDA when Margaret Hamburg was confirmed as Commissioner in 2009 because of her public health background. But she swiftly moved to loosen conflict of interest rules governing those who can serve on FDA expert advisory panels.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 3:00am
If you're a health reporter looking for story leads and enriching details, consider ditching the office and heading down to the courthouse. Chances are good that if you are covering a health care entity with business history, it also has a court history. A few tips can help get you started.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 1:10pm
The seeds for the Welcome Home Project were sown while I was interviewing Dan Simmons, a program analyst for an anti-violence program in Oakland. Formerly incarcerated himself, Simmons knows what it takes to stay out of prison. “We put most of our resources towards the 65% of former inmates that re
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:22pm
With all the attention that domestic violence has received of late, the unique struggles of immigrant families beset by domestic violence have remained largely overlooked. Here's a look at a 3-part series that I wrote on the dynamics of domestic abuse in immigrant families.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:00am
For La Clínica de la Raza, long a source of care for a diverse Oakland community, the ACA has increased the clinic's share of insured patients. But financial pressures are still a constant reality, and the problem will worsen dramatically if federal funding isn't renewed.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:00am
Extend your knowledge and capabilities while participating in USC Annenberg's National Health Journalism Fellowship 2015.