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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 4:00am
Would parents do anything differently if they were told that there were a higher than expected number of cases of babies with birth defects happening around the same time that they were pregnant or just recently had a child?
March 07, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:00am
What does health reform look like at the ground level? Very different from the typical media diet of enrollment updates and website glitches.
March 06, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:00am
For my fellowship project, I aimed to compare two other states to my home state of Colorado’s approach to the Affordable Care Act. Showing the law actually creating new opportunities in Colorado would be easy. Showing the law not working in a state that's resisting it would be tougher.
March 05, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:00am
Reporting on Health is now accepting applications for the 2014 National Health Journalism Fellowship. Additionally, look at these openings at POLITICO Pro, The American Public Health Association and FierceHealthcare.
March 05, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:00am
Average hospital charges for maternity care in California for ART/AI infants were almost fifty percent higher than for naturally conceived infants.
March 04, 2014 | 0 comments
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:00am
News of a cluster of birth defects in Eastern Washington has all the makings of a true medical horror story: children being born missing parts of their brain and authorities withholding information from scared parents. But there’s another story here.
March 03, 2014 | 2 comments
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 8:36am
The Obama administration is finally addressing the expensive, dangerous and usually unnecessary psychiatric drugs that are footed by taxpayers in federal entitlement programs. It has proposed that insurers may limit Medicare coverage of certain classes of drugs.
March 02, 2014 | 0 comments
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Dr. Robert Ross and Professor Gerald Kominsi offer thought-provoking perspectives on health reform to California journalists at USC Annenberg: the horse-race style coverage of the Affordable Care Act’s bumpy start has a way of obscuring the sheer magnitude of the changes underfoot.
March 01, 2014 | 0 comments
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:00am
The records of a doctor in Washington State with a history of injuring patients during surgery will vanish from public review, if legislation under consideration gets passed.
March 01, 2014 | 4 comments
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 1:10am
The major emphasis of the intervention is the focus on the community. Groups of Persons Living with HIV are within the communities and reach out to pregnant women so as to prevent them from transmitting the virus to their babies.
March 01, 2014 | 0 comments
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 1:01am
The community of Kikamulo gathered at of Kikamulo Sub County near Kikamulo Health centre III after mobilization by Bagundede groups of persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PHA). This gathering brought together local leaders, the sub county chief, religious leaders, Village health team members, health worke
March 01, 2014 | 1 comments
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:00am
California researchers confirm what other studies have shown: babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or artificial insemination (AI) and their mothers face higher rates of complications at birth and beyond.
February 28, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00am
Serving diverse communities requires more than translating the words of hospice into different languages. It demands a nuanced understanding of culture and values. Otherwise, hospice may look like withdrawing treatment and giving up hope.
February 27, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00am
Detroit News' Karen Bouffard embarked on a special project looking at the causes of Detroit’s high child death rate. Andrea Walker examined Baltimore’s infamously violent streets and showed the consequences to the community for the Baltimore Sun.
February 27, 2014 | 1 comments
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00am
If you're on the West Coast, don't miss out on Google's Media Summit in San Francisco. Journalists on the East Coast: there are new job openings at POLITICO Pro and The American Public Health Association.
February 27, 2014 | 0 comments



Reporting on Health invites fellows and friends who are attending the AHCJ conference  to join us for drinks and appetizers from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 at Pedro's Restaurant  & Cantina, 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara.  We'll buy a drink for the first 30 folks who arrive and provide appetizers for all. RSVP here.

Since the passage of the ACA, hospital consolidation has dramatically increased. Our webinar will give an overview of this trend, clarify what’s at stake for consumers, and give journalists fresh ideas for reporting in new, incisive ways. Our panel will include experts Martin Gaynor and Paul Ginsburg, as well as NYT’s Margot Sanger-Katz. More info here.


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