Friday, August 23, 2013 - 5:00am
If your main sources on the health beat are physicians, you’re not doing your job. That became clear over the course of Health and the Built Environment Webinar: What Makes a Healthy Environment?, presented by ReportingonHealth.org this week.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 5:00am
Efforts all across California aim to educate and enroll those newly eligible for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 4:00am
There's still time to join the Kaiser Family Foundation webinar for journalists reporting on what consumers need to know about health reform. Plus, health writing and editing jobs available in New Jersey, Washington D.C., Ohio, St. Louis and Oregon.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 5:00am
Allergic disorders, including asthma and allergies, are one of the leading causes of chronic illness, affecting more than 50 million Americans and costing more than $20 billion annually.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:00am
Ask people who sell health insurance for a living if they are prepared to explain the Affordable Care Act policies coming into the market on Oct. 1, and you will get an earful. Agents must be certified to explain and compare options for customers but so far, none in California is certified.
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 5:00am
The Solutions Journalism Network and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have global health "positive deviants" ripe for applying to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's grant.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 5:00am
Sometimes the good work you do as a journalist has an impact after you’re no longer around to enjoy the praise. Consider former WUKY reporter Brenna Angel, who pushed for University of Kentucky hospital records about pediatric cardiac surgery mortality rates.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Check out a fellowship program designed for fellowship program for journalists specializing in health care, criminal justice and related beats. Also listed are opportunities at Kaiser Health News and e.Republic.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:50am
The sustained fire power and reach of seven news outlets – combined with community outreach efforts – have yielded results as we approach the one-year anniversary of the new Reporting on Health Collaborative and its series on the toll of valley fever.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 5:00am
A controversial UC Berkeley study released earlier this month that found rising temperatures can increase conflict, isn't the only research to have tied the two together with evidence from Africa to Australia.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 5:00am
I can put up with all the inconveniences and expenses of cancer treatment. What got me was having to tell my children — Alex, who’s 14, and Stella, just 11 — that I have a particularly dangerous form of cancer. It was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 5:00am
It’s easy to fall into clichés and misinformation when writing about the end of life. Here are my five favorite ideas from last week's Association of Health Care Journalists webinar on the subject.
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.
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.
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.