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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:12pm
There are three reasons Americans' love affair with snacks is growing -- along with their waistlines: the ubiquity of junk food, the ubiquity of junk food advertising and stealth food technology.
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June 10, 2014 | 1 comments
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 4:00am
In 2010, I was confronted with a deep predicament when my dying brother was suddenly diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. His diagnosis raised the question: Do I take the blood test that could predict my fate or choose the uncertainty of not knowing?
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June 10, 2014 | 2 comments
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 4:00am
A masterful five-part series from the Charlotte Observer finds North Carolina's medical examiner system is rife with inaccurate death rulings, allowing killers to go free and leaving dangers unadressed. The series offers three key lessons for fellow reporters.
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June 09, 2014 | 1 comments
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 4:00am
A California bill designed to curtail prescription drug abuse has stalled in the California legislature. The mismatch between big ideas on the legislative side and fiscal realities on the administrative side should be an alert for patient safety advocates.
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June 06, 2014 | 1 comments
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 4:00am

In the Sterling neighborhood of Greenville, South Carolina, residents are taking on gentrification by forming a community land trust. The trust has successfully launched an urban farm and has big plans for more community-led redevelopment, but funding is a challenge.

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June 06, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:00am
By ensuring care for inmates after release, the Medicaid expansion could improve health and lower recidivism. But efforts to enroll inmates face many challenges, from a lack of basic infrastructure to poor coordination between health, corrections and social services departments.
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June 05, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12:00am
The San Diego Business Journal, Bismarck Tribune and the New Hampshire Public Radio are looking for health reporters to join their teams. Recent journalism grads should check out The Wall Street Journal's opening for a fall internship covering science and health care.
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June 05, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Awareness of just how damaging toxic stress and childhood adversity can be for a child's health and life prospects is growing. While leading experts call for bold new treatments, what approaches are already showing promise in reversing the effects on young bodies and minds?
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June 04, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:48am
A death notice in The New York Times last week caught the eye of one of my colleagues, who circulated it around the office. It was for an emerita professor of psychology at Cornell who committed suicide after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Are there more such death notices to come?
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June 03, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 7:05am
He was known as the "Teflon Egg Don." For more than 35 years the egg farms associated with Austin "Jack'' DeCoster have been accused of health and safety violations and worker, environmental and animal abuses but the charges have never stuck.
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June 03, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:00am
Hospitals may not always see complaints as signs of support. But when a hospital has problems, it can only get better if the community within and around it helps it get better. None of that can happen when the community is kept in the dark.
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June 02, 2014 | 2 comments
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 4:00am
At the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, speakers took on junk food and suggested the debate between freedom and regulation is a false one. But attempts to regulate food have backfired. Some argue politicians now must persuade people that the freedom to eat bad food is no freedom at all.
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May 30, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:00am
A May report found a modest increase in Medi-Cal spending could give about 700,000 undocumented Californians access to care. Meanwhile, in the Salinas Valley, some say an employer-sponsored trust could provide essential care to farmworkers.
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May 29, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:00am
New research has found that bullies had better health profiles than those not involved in bullying at all, while victims displayed less healthy blood readings over time. The study adds to a growing body of knowledge on how adversity and stress become embedded in our bodies and shape health.
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May 29, 2014 | 2 comments
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:00am
Last chance to apply for the Equal Voice Journalism Fellowships and Scholarship at The Journalism Center on Children & Families.
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May 29, 2014 | 0 comments

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