Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 5:00am
Veteran environmental reporter recommends starting by reporting the basic story first - focusing on what the problem appears to be, and how authorities and businesses are responding.
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:22pm
While the news about her return to work was celebratory for all, Robin Roberts talked about some of the expected and probably didn't realize she also disclosed unexpected information.
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 5:00am
In health care, sometimes less is more. Stories that don't explore this option can contribute to higher health care costs and unintended consequences like surgical injuries, pain pill addictions and health care-associated infections.
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 2:15pm
When it comes to health issues, the southeastern corner of Virginia usually is pretty average. That’s why I was surprised to discover a report that showed a city in my readership area has the highest cancer mortality rate in the state.
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 5:00am
Always keep this in mind: Pills, devices and surgeries are often not the best option for most people.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Make sure to check out the Dart Awards and Health Care Print Journalism Awards for your hard work of 2012 to be recognized.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 3:06pm
How much did the tobacco industry give to state candidates, committees, and ballot measures during the 2012 election cycle?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:43pm
The tobacco industry has never been shy about flexing its financial muscle to influence policy. A report released this week looks at the tobacco lobby’s efforts to derail increased cigarette taxes and another sheds some not so flattering light on state and federal efforts to control tobacco use.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 5:00am
So far, Mary Isham has met 50% of her $60,000 goal to pay for a cancer treatment she could only find in Europe, thanks to a website that helps people raise money for medical expenses.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:41am
Some problems can arise when journalists report on their own health care. But first-person health care stories, when done right, can deliver a valuable public service.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:50am
Every holiday season, glossy brochures from Heifer International arrive in US mailboxes tempting people to send the gift of live animals to people in poor countries. Photos show happy kids hugging happy animals and assure givers the animals will provide meat, milk, eggs and wool in perpetuity. Wrong
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 7:26am
Annually, Medicare pays about $6 million for telehealth services, according to the IOM. In comparison, Medicare paid over $3 billion to providers participating in Electronic Health Record incentive programs from 2011 to 2012.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:00am
While school-based health centers around the country have increased students’ access to health care, some children and teens still have limited access to needed services, like behavioral health and dental care.
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 5:00am
When a new car comes on the market, car writers rush to drive, dissect, and describe in detail all the ways it will make your life better or worse. If health writers could learn to think more like car writers in this regard, health consumers would be much better informed.
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:00am
When the FDA says that a drug is approved to treat nearly 20 different diseases, you can assume the agency is right and that a true wonder drug is working miracles in the marketplace or examine the evidence.