Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:28pm
As the deficit reduction discussions heat up again in Congress, Medicare will certainly come under the microscope. What happens to the federal program could impact President Obama's legacy as it relates to Medicare.
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:00am
Health writers can help readers understand that less treatment sometimes makes the most sense.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:01pm
National Health Networks is seeking an entrepreneurial editorial director, comfortable recruiting and growing social newsrooms, to develop companion health networks on better medicine and healthier living.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:44pm
I recently attended a forum hosted by the USC Annenberg's California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, The California Endowment and Media Impact Funders focusing on the opportunity for philanthropies to utilize media to make the world a better place.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:30am
This was a story that began a year and a half before I ever wrote the first word. It was first brought to my attention in July 2011 that Michigan had a toxic history. Nearly 40 years ago, due to human error, cattle feed had been mixed with a flame retardant chemical called PBB.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 5:00am
Reporters Ruxandra Guidi and Erica Peterson live about 2,000 miles apart. But when they embarked on in-depth stories on environmental justices issues in their communities, they faced very similar challenges.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:06pm
I've been selected to participate in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship sessions in Los Angeles. Here's my game plan.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:00am
A study last week by researchers at UCLA published in the journal Academic Pediatrics garnered surprisingly few headlines. What makes this study unique is that it is the first to examine and discover that obesity parallels a long list of other health conditions in children.
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?