Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:00am
A series of reports has found that physicians who "self-refer" are following their financial interests and not always the best interests of their patients. The trend is driving up health care costs and potentially putting patients at risk from unnecessary services.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00am
Geographic boundaries can have a big impact on health insurance options, particularly for people living in rural regions. Rural residents tend to fare better on premiums and choices when their area is grouped with an urban neighbor.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00am
WomensForum.com is looking for a Health Editor in Chicago, while The Post-Bulletin in Rochester, MN is searching for a Health Reporter. Also, check out our new webinar on March 19 looking at innovations in how we pay for health care.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:34pm
After a rain, mushrooms pop up. Even if you are an experienced mushroom hunter, it's hard to tell the difference between an edible variety and one that can be deadly. ...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:16pm
My project will look at current research into cancers that disproportionately affect ethnic minorities, specifically Jewish and African-American communities. I will examine medical discoveries and ongoing clinical trials that hope to shed light on breast and ovarian cancer, male breast and prostat
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:33pm
As California's statewide figures drop, Del Norte County has seen its domestic violence rate skyrocket. That raises a question: How are domestic violence survivors in this rural community on the Northern California coast faring after reporting abuse?
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:37pm
My project will compare the health status of Valley Latinos living in a handful of urban communities to those living in rural towns.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:38pm
Technology to care for very sick and premature infants has improved dramatically over the past two decades. But these incredible measures also mean parents and neonatologists in the NICU face complex ethical questions when deciding how much care to provide and when to stop.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:23pm
In 1965, the deinstitutionalization of mental health treatment charted a path toward overcrowded prisons and a shortage of mental health treatment facilities. Today, Imperial County in California is dealing with both of those consequences.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:39am
As the country tries to find a way to regulate, tax, legalize, or punish people for buying, growing, and using marijuana - it's high time we find out the long term effects.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:10am
Local hospitals in San Diego like UCSD and Scripps offer mindfullness programs where they encourage people to meditiate, sit in silence, and just “be” as a way to destress and help heal their bodies....
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:49am
If you are a Californian having a baby for the first time, choose your hospital wisely. You might even wish to move. A recent report from the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce revealed alarming discrepancies in outcomes for low-risk pregnancies at high-performing and low-perform
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:17am
A look at federal inspection reports will reveal how hospitals have failed to protect patients from contracting serious, and sometimes deadly, infections.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:59am
According to dozens of interviews with housing rights lawyers, code enforcement officials and building inspectors, substandard housing conditions are rampant in Sonoma County's poorest neighborhoods. And landlords face little consequences for letting their properties fall into disrepair.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:00am
There are a range of agencies involved in licensing and disciplining the health care professionals who do the bulk of the work in clinics, hospitals, and other health care settings. Here's how to start tracking down records that can raise red flags and lead to compelling stories.