Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 1:28pm
Day laborers are informal, marginalized workers in high hazard industries with few legal protections. For my 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship, project I will produce three related feature radio reports on the occupational health of day labor workers.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:33am
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 10:53pm
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation residents were instructed by the EPA 10 years ago not to drink the tap water. Any resident who is not an elder must provide his own drinking water. Everyone still uses the contaminated ground water to bathe and wash their dishes and clothes.
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:19pm
Undocumented immigrants and lawfully present immigrants who’ve been here less than five years are the largest group excluded from health-care reform. They are not eligible to purchase insurance through the state exchanges and will continue to be excluded from Medicaid....
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:12am
Good health is almost always associated with wealth and education, and yet low-income, newly arrived Latinos with neither of these are generally healthier than whites by a number of measures - what's known as the “Latino Health Paradox.” But within decades of their arrival, their health declines.
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 10:38am
Dr. Norman Guthkelch, the grandfather of shaken baby theory, is on a new campaign.
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:06am
Drilling for oil and gas using high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" may soon be a source of controversy in California. As a 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow, I'll examine what the potential health risks are and how state agencies plan to regulate the industry.
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:00am
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 36 states have operational Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs that look for patients who are trying to feed an addiction. Only a handful track doctors who are prescribing outside the norm.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:36pm
My colleague Michelle Valles and I plan a unique online-broadcast collaboration that we'll begin to realize through the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship this month. We believe a focus on food will let us be more personal in our storytelling and more intimate with our subjects.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:00am
This week take a look at print, online and magazine positions in public and private organizations.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 5:00am
Health Career Connection broadens students' career opportunities and opens their eyes to health care needs of underserved communities.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
Recent news about Chinese restaurant health and labor violations got this fellow's attention for a story idea about the health of their workers. Additionally, she plans to report on how well the restaurateurs are abiding by San Francisco's city-mandated health care provision.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 2:45pm
An expert told this reporter in an interview about childhood obesity that it remains a major threat to kids’ health, the emotional issues surrounding it are at least as important – if not more so. And these issues aren’t covered often in the media.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 8:14pm
Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:04pm
Reporting on evidence-based medicine is tricky. Interviewing outside researchers who study the treatment being examined can clarify issues regarding suitability and efficacy and help reporters avoid any spin about the results.