Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:00am
The University of Kentucky sued a reporter seeking surgical death rates and has steadfastly fought against their release, wasting time, money and reputations. Parents still aren’t any closer to understanding if their children were worse off at the hospital than elsewhere.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 11:00am
It is no secret that in the war against meat pathogens in commercial U.S. meat production, the pathogens are winning. What is a secret, however, is how Big Meat is fighting back.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:50am
New data presented Monday at the World Congress of Cardiology in Melbourne, Australia shows a significant improvement in both patient adherence and risk factor control when patients at high risk of heart attack or stroke receive a polypill — a fixed-dose combination of drugs.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00am
Are patients more likely to comparison shop when states increase pricing transparency? A recent report found that while New Hampshire's effort was effective in highlighting price gaps between providers, consumer response was tepid and costs didn't go down.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00am
The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE) is looking for 10 journalist to participate in two 90-minute webinars and write or produce a story on mental health issues in their community. Check out the opportunity here!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:00am
Our national health statistics suggest that health providers need to do more on the preventative health front. One way to do that is to view the hospital as a resource not only to treat disease but to prevent disease and model wellness. On-site farmers' markets are a step in the right direction.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:26pm
A new analysis looks at the results of banning willful defiance suspensions in public schools. The report suggests that such suspensions are not just an educational issue, but have far-reaching impacts on public health and well-being.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:00am
A new study finds the average home is a prime reservoir of drug-resistant bacteria MRSA. For reporters, the study opens up a new set of story ideas while providing a fresh opportunity to think about how we write about such infections.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 6:33pm
These eight myths about serious mental illness cause Congress to waste money and fail to implement policies that can improve care and keep patients public and police safer. ...
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00am
The U.S. is way behind in switching to a more expansive system of diagnostic and procedure codes, which are far better at tracking diseases. Even worse, the rest of the world will switch to a newer medical coding system less than two years after the U.S. finally adopts ICD-10 in October 2015.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 9:00am
In the Health Leads program, physicians and health care providers “prescribe” basic resources to their patients such as food, housing, electricity, heating, even job training. The emerging model represents a shift in the way we think about health and the social factors that shape it.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:59pm
Debra Sherman died Tuesday of lung cancer after more than a year of living with the disease. She spent her final days sharing what she learned about cancer with readers.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:46pm
Intern to full-time writer positions are available. Check them out here!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 9:28am
Smartphones have opened up a lot of new opportunities in many industries, and the health care sector isn’t any different. Providers are constantly searching for new and innovative solutions to better care for patients, track data, and build patient-provider relationships. Still, challenges remain.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00am
Last week, The Denver Post published “Prescription Kids,” a deeply reported six-part series on the rising prescription of psychotropic drugs for foster children. Post reporter Jennifer Brown shares how the series was reported in a Q&A.