Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:00am
What does health reform look like at the ground level? Very different from the typical media diet of enrollment updates and website glitches.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:00am
For my fellowship project, I aimed to compare two other states to my home state of Colorado’s approach to the Affordable Care Act. Showing the law actually creating new opportunities in Colorado would be easy. Showing the law not working in a state that's resisting it would be tougher.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:00am
Reporting on Health is now accepting applications for the 2014 National Health Journalism Fellowship. Additionally, look at these openings at POLITICO Pro, The American Public Health Association and FierceHealthcare.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:00am
Average hospital charges for maternity care in California for ART/AI infants were almost fifty percent higher than for naturally conceived infants.
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:00am
News of a cluster of birth defects in Eastern Washington has all the makings of a true medical horror story: children being born missing parts of their brain and authorities withholding information from scared parents. But there’s another story here.
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:36am
The Obama administration is finally addressing the expensive, dangerous and usually unnecessary psychiatric drugs that are footed by taxpayers in federal entitlement programs. It has proposed that insurers may limit Medicare coverage of certain classes of drugs.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Dr. Robert Ross and Professor Gerald Kominsi offer thought-provoking perspectives on health reform to California journalists at USC Annenberg: the horse-race style coverage of the Affordable Care Act’s bumpy start has a way of obscuring the sheer magnitude of the changes underfoot.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:00am
The records of a doctor in Washington State with a history of injuring patients during surgery will vanish from public review, if legislation under consideration gets passed.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 1:10am
The major emphasis of the intervention is the focus on the community. Groups of Persons Living with HIV are within the communities and reach out to pregnant women so as to prevent them from transmitting the virus to their babies.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 1:01am
The community of Kikamulo gathered at of Kikamulo Sub County near Kikamulo Health centre III after mobilization by Bagundede groups of persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PHA). This gathering brought together local leaders, the sub county chief, religious leaders, Village health team members, health worke
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:00am
California researchers confirm what other studies have shown: babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or artificial insemination (AI) and their mothers face higher rates of complications at birth and beyond.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00am
Serving diverse communities requires more than translating the words of hospice into different languages. It demands a nuanced understanding of culture and values. Otherwise, hospice may look like withdrawing treatment and giving up hope.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00am
Detroit News' Karen Bouffard embarked on a special project looking at the causes of Detroit’s high child death rate. Andrea Walker examined Baltimore’s infamously violent streets and showed the consequences to the community for the Baltimore Sun.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00am
If you're on the West Coast, don't miss out on Google's Media Summit in San Francisco. Journalists on the East Coast: there are new job openings at POLITICO Pro and The American Public Health Association.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:00am
Early in her career, Dr. Barbara Staggers was strongly censured for hugging a patient. Now, it’s part of her daily routine, a way to show kids who might not otherwise have any positive physical affection in their lives that someone cares about them.