Monday, June 10, 2013 - 7:27am
You know things are bad in the pork industry when the whistleblowers aren't animal rights activists but the government itself. In May, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the Inspector General exposed extreme sanitation and humane violations in 30 swine slaughterhouses it visited.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 4:00am
We are surrounded by data but aren't always harnessing its storytelling potential as effectively as we could be. A free webinar this week will help attendees learn how to better use data to tell more compelling stories about health.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:00am
The University of Kentucky is suing one of its own public radio reporters after the reporter sought records relating to the university's pediatric cardiac surgery program. How did this happen? The university responds with its account of the situation.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 5:00am
Innovative providers understand health is more than a chemical equation that can be balanced with pills and procedures. They see that health begins in our everyday lives, in the places where we live, work, eat, and play.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 4:00am
The Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting a professional with heavy health communication and development. Also, there is still time to apply for the fellow program with The Gerontological Society of America.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:38am
Nina Lutz, 18, is the third teen in Santa Cruz in 5 years to be stricken with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer so rare it affects just 400 children a year. A talented artist, she created illustrations for a children's book during her nine months of treatment, and she's selling the book to raise money.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:00am
Although I believe we start with data and move forward, it is our narratives and our insights that guide us. Still, for me, this was ultimately a numbers game in the end: three tumors, two breasts, one very difficult decision.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:00am
As a Reuters journalist I have been writing about medical technology and health care for more than a decade. I wrote those stories objectively and never imagined any would ever apply to me. Now, I have Stage 4 lung cancer.
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:00am
To understand the nature of a threat like buried radiation in a park, it helps to pause for a minute and think about the sacred values of the people feeling threatened. Part of the threat is psychological and should not be dismissed.
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:00am
After getting a scary note from a state representative about radioactive contamination at a local park, I started thinking like a reporter. I’ll do a little research. I’ll jot down a few key questions. I'll attend the upcoming meeting hoping to get some answers.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:00am
These centers help tackle challenges that traditional primary care hasn’t been able to address. Services most in-demand by students in underserved neighborhoods are behavioral health, reproductive health and health education.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:00am
There is nothing so horrifying as when your doctor is too nice to you. I knew I had cancer before they even told me because of the hushed voices, the pats on my shoulder, and the way, suddenly, no one cared how much time was being spent on my visit.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00am
Check out the newest job listings at publications and broadcast outlets nationwide for producers, reporters, editors and bloggers.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 5:16am
When experienced health journalist Joanne Silberner realized she had a "huge" misconception about cancer in the developing world, she reported from three countries to shed light on the subject for readers and listeners.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:00am
Call it “Templatish," "Beancounterese," "Complyian," Rushian” or Vulcan, meeting performance measures, earning high quality scores and, yes, lawyer-proofing Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can have benefits for patients.