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.
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 5:00am
According to the FollowTheMoney.org, the food and beverage industry contributed $5.3 million to state campaigns in California during the 2011 and 2012 elections. Find out how to investigate political contributions of all kinds in other states.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:07pm
Despite media exposes and a public backlash, a lot of meat and seafood is treated with less than savory methods to keep it looking fresh.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:09pm
As the deadline for the Affordable Care Act’s implementation draws nearer, the largest state in the union and often a bellwether, has revealed its plans and rates for a key element of health reform – the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:00am
The story about Medicare removing information about hospital-acquired conditions from its Hospital Compare website appears to be changing. I'm still left wondering who started the wheels in motion for the original story about the data. The reporter had to have gotten this idea somewhere.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:00am
If you are currently covering aging and gerontological studies consider applying for the GSA fellowship, accepting applications until July 1.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 2:00pm
A confluence of more Californian's becoming Medicaid eligible under the Affordable Care Act and a battle over provider reimbursements rates - some of the lowest in the nation - make for interesting times in the Golden State.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:00am
Reporting on genetically modified organisms bills in your state? Here's some helpful tips for following the money trail of political donations.