Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 2:06pm
President Obama's call for an increase in the federal minimum wage should be welcome news for public health practitioners. Income is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and disease.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:00am
S.F. health officials say their focus is now on retaining and attracting new Medi-Cal patients. The challenge gives fresh urgency to efforts to improve customer service, lower appointment wait times and boost efficiency.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 5:00am
Derrick Coleman Jr., one of the running backs for the Seattle Seahawks, shows that defining people by what they can’t do is much less compelling than defining people by what they can do.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:12am
The number of US executions is declining as are the number of states which impose them. But questions about the justness of the death penalty are growing.
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 5:00am
Reporters who have covered immigrant communities may have heard of the “healthy migrant effect.” Here are some of the factors at play in this phenomenon.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
Underwhelming results demonstrate that after all the money and effort invested in bureaucracy, Patient Centered Medical Homes do not contribute to actual patient care.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 2:00pm
Interested in nonprofit? HealthyWomen.org, leading nonprofit women's health organization, is looking for a Senior Editor to join their team. Plus time is almost out to apply for the Nieman-Berkman Fellowship for Journalism Innovation at Harvard University!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:00am
When Covered California reports its health insurance enrollment figures each month, one worrying statistic consistently jumps out –- the low number of Latinos signing up. This became the top news story out of the exchange in January, overshadowing the overall positive numbers.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 5:00am
Nine hold out states are preventing the United States as a whole from addressing its high rate of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth. And they’ve been holding out for 10 years.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
More than 5,000 murders and bizarre violence have been linked to SSRIs in news reports and often, if the crimes sound too extreme to be true without a medical explanation--they are.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 5:00am
The consensus view seems to be that forceps should continue to be part of the medical toolkit. But there are a lot of “ifs” to that statement.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Health reporters and editors are in high demand this week throughout the country. Plus make sure to check out the Ford Foundation Fellowships. Applications are due February 3rd.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 5:00am
In California, the effort to get people signed up for insurance has proceeded with little partisan rancor, and at a quickening pace. December enrollment was nearly four times that of October and November combined. Nonetheless, millions of Californians remain uninsured.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:48am
The emergency room doctor was furious at the abuse heaped on Audre’y Eby's son. The boy's injuries would soon lead to an arrest warrant for the mother—not because she had caused the harm, but because she did not return her son, along with his wheelchair-bound twin, to their abusers.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:00am
In the end, distilling the plethora of research and expert quotes from around the country became a less daunting task when I realized that the power of each story from families who face the challenges of autism every single day, really does speak for itself.