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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:00am
While offering high-quality public preschool programs at scale requires a major investment of dollars, the available research suggests it’s an investment that pays generous dividends.
October 22, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:00am
Duane Middleton died shortly after a routine colonoscopy. Then his life insurance provider denied his wife any benefits, a decision later held up in court. So how could three judges conclude that Middleton's death didn't qualify as an "accident"?
October 21, 2013 | 1 comments
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:00am
Duane Middleton's colon was torn during a colonoscopy, and he died shortly after. His death was ruled an accident. But when Middleton's wife sought benefits from his insurance policy, she was told his death didn't meet the policy's definition of an accident.
October 18, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:00am
From Nebraska to New York, neighborhood corner stores are putting healthier food on the shelf, using models that are economically sustainable and good for the community. Here are five key strategies to make such stores healthy and viable.
October 17, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:00am
Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including newspaper beats, digital reporting, online editing and magazine editing. In addition, you'll find updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.
October 17, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 1:28pm
Two reporters who just spent six months covering the local impacts of the Affordable Care Act in Santa Barbara County reflect on their experience and lessons learned. They tell a story of health care providers struggling to provide quality care in the midst of much uncertainty.
October 15, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:00am
Duane Middleton died at the age of 54, from complications following a colonoscopy. Such complications are exceedingly rare. Where then does that leave his family?
October 14, 2013 | 2 comments
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 5:00am
Wearing gloves and gowns in health care settings lower infection rates, a new study shows. But, wait. Wearing gloves and gowns doesn’t lower infection rates. That’s from the same study. And hence the media's confusion.
October 11, 2013 | 4 comments
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:56am
Can stamps encourage any type of behavior change youth? I’d say it’s as much on their radar screens as having to get up off the sofa to change the TV channel, like I did in the age before remote controls.
October 10, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:00am
NPR seeks a Digital Reporter/Editor to produce health content for its award-winning team. Also featured are opportunities with nonprofits, trade publications and more.
October 10, 2013 | 0 comments
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:00am
The language gap between rich and poor children may be well known but new research suggests the gap may be taking shape earlier than anyone expected.
October 09, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:47am
Federal meat inspection stands to get even more lax. And it has nothing to do with the government shutdown.
October 08, 2013 | 1 comments
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 3:20am
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has donated mama kits to Luwero and Nakaseke district groups of persons living with HIV. They contain basic materials to facilitate clean and safe delivery and reduce the risk of infection to the mother and her new-born baby.
October 08, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 6:00am
Canine therapy, in which patients socialize with dogs to promote healing and well-being, is a well-accepted practice in medicine today. It has been shown to help people suffering from heart failure, post-traumatic stress disorder and — for those like me — cancer.
October 07, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 5:00am
Unlike hip and knee replacements, pacemakers generally come with warranties. While this might relieve you if you have device problems, companies can still argue about what a warranty covers and patients can end up in court.
October 07, 2013 | 0 comments



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