Monday, December 17, 2012 - 5:00am
Many people think that large health trend studies in high-income countries rely on “hard data,” while in low-income countries the numbers must be mostly estimates. In fact, researchers make estimates everywhere because, the data from vital statistics, censuses and surveys all have their limitations.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 8:09pm
After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Americans look to our political leaders, our faith leaders, and our police investigators for explanations. We also look to our media to help us understand what happened, how and why.
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 5:00am
Here's a look at the four broad categories of surveys globally -- what information can reporters glean from them and what limitations do they need to note.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 6:00am
ICF International is looking for a new Public Health Writer and Editor, Georgia Public Broadcasting has a journalist position open and the California Nurses Association is searching for an experienced Web Editor.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 5:00am
Rural and inner-city health facilities have been dealing with doctor shortages for years. One innovative approach has successfully attracted dedicated health professionals to rural Kansas and Iowa, and urban Memphis, and might provide clues for other communities facing a shortage.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 5:00am
Every 10 years, the government wants to ask you some questions. How you answer and how many of you answer makes a world of difference in how accurately researchers and policymakers are able to discern health trends and react appropriately.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 5:00am
The Guardian newspaper follows the saga of Liz Fowler, healthcare lobbyist extraordinaire, who recently left the White House for a senior level position leading global health policy at Johnson & Johnson’s government affairs and policy group.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 9:44am
A drug many people are eating without knowing it is starting a trade dispute between Russia and the US. This week, Russia announced it will turn away US beef and pork imports unless the US can certify they contain no residue of the livestock drug ractopamine. The ban is scheduled to begin on Friday.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:00am
The journalists at California Watch have created a simple, yet powerful way to visually tell the story of a woman they couldn't reveal.
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 10:00am
The world’s most famous pregnancy brought overnight visibility to a little-known but serious prenatal complication, when Britain’s royal family announced the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospitalization for treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) – a debilitating and even life-threatening condition.
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 5:00am
Tracking basic human events has an incredible downstream effect on measuring and making sense of health trends. Vital registration helps policymakers take targeted action to improve health. For example, the CDC has a National Birth Defects Prevention Study that relies partly on birth certificates.
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:00pm
Recognition of the critical importance of health coverage prevailed Tuesday at the Annenberg School’s conference, “Expanding Coverage: News and Information to Enhance Community Health.”
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:04am
Among the many embattled parts of Medicare's reimbursement system, doctor payments have been perhaps the most contentious. Once again, the battle's heating up.
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 5:00am
After the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, scientists and players alike still struggle over the link between head trauma and mental health.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 3:11pm
Some last words of wisdom as ReportingonHealth's deputy editor says goodbye.