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Monday, August 12, 2013 - 2:24am
In Uganda health facilities are facing an ongoing crisis with a shortage of supplies which are putting unborn babies at risk of HIV and other infections.
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August 12, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, August 9, 2013 - 5:00am
Certainty is often unattainable in medical care. It’s something my friends who are physicians and scientists live and breathe every day, but patients expect certainty from science.
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August 09, 2013 | 2 comments
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:00am
Health reporters aren’t accustomed to having positive news to report on the childhood obesity front, but the recent CDC report has both good and bad news.
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August 08, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 3:38am
Reporters interested in exploring topics in health care and criminal justice should apply to The John Jay/Langeloth Reporting Fellowship. Also opportunities at Modern Healthcare and The Atlantic Media listed.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 5:00am
People who live in the country's industrial zones and experience its pollution already feel the effects of what a hotter planet will bring as carbon levels climb and air quality steadily worsens, resulting in higher rates of asthma, allergies, respiratory ills and even heart disease.
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August 07, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 6:00am
In writing on early-childhood issues for this blog, I’ve touched upon a recurring theme that disparities – health, academic, or economic – often have roots early in a child’s life. So a recent study claiming that an eight-week “intervention” lowers the academic achievement gap, piqued my curiosity.
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August 06, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00am
Within the first few minutes after my diagnosis as a diabetic, the one thing that became blazingly clear to me was that I had to change my diet. Easily said, not always so easily done.
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August 06, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00am
I adore a good love story, so it's no surprise I enjoyed listening to Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez talk about the genesis of his friendship with a homeless musician. The biggest thing I learned, though, is how fragile we all are as humans.
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August 06, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 5:00am
If the doctor wasn't careful, she explained, she could tear up the inside of my nose with the swab designed used to test for one of the diseases that might be causing my violent coughs. Almost a month later, I still don't know the source of the cough.
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August 05, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 5:00am
While away on a business trip, I woke up at least every 15 minutes in the hotel room coughing so forcefully that I was having convulsions. My body was drenched in sweat, and my mind started racing toward all the possibilities. Tuberculosis? Hantavirus? Valley fever?
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August 02, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:00am
What got me interested in San Lucas was contaminated drinking water there, but my reporting revealed deeper issues like the ability of local government to function, how to do business in a town without water, and tense dynamics between government and the private sector.
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August 01, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:00am
This week, a non-profit is looking for an experienced editor for its award-winning bimonthly journal. Also, take a look at the newest listings for health reporters and editors, as well as intern and fellowship opportunities.
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August 01, 2013 | 0 comments

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