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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:00am
Figuring out how to couch health policy stories in broader narratives can be a challenge, but trotting out different storytelling approaches becomes increasingly important when it comes to policy topics such as Obamacare that are in the news every day.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 5:00am
Hurricanes pose a tremendous threat to our coastal cities, which are home to nearly half the nation’s population. As the mercury continues to climb, the intensity and frequency of hurricanes has been the subject of intense debate within scientific circles.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:00am
Politico Pro needs a new health care reporter with experience covering national health care policy and politics at the professional level.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:55am
Publicly available data from NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC) includes information from 17,000 current and recent U.S. workers who supplied information on their industry, occupation, and workplace health conditions and exposures.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 5:00am
Critics and boosters alike agree that the full implementation of Obamacare will be complicated and nerve-wracking for some people. Here’s how journalists can help.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:00am
Perhaps every journalist dreams of writing a story that changes the world. Fewer dream of writing the story that changes themselves. But it’s that latter story that found Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, who shared his experience with the 2013 National Health Journalism Fellows.
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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:00am
Poverty can have disastrous impacts on children’s health and chances of success. Medical providers help by emphasizing to parents of at-risk children the overarching importance their voice, attention and face time play in their baby's life.
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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 5:00am
When in doubt, call it heart disease. This seems to be the mantra of many in medicine, unfortunately, according to a recent study in Preventing Chronic Disease. The study found evidence that heart disease is too frequently reported as a cause of death when other causes are more likely culprits.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 1:23pm
The Affordable Care Act was crafted with an ambitious goal of expanding health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. But they won’t enroll if they don’t know about available policies or if it’s too cumbersome or confusing to sign up for coverage.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:03am
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be the law of the land, but it looks like Americans' ability to to access the benefits it promises will vary greatly depending on where they live. Only a minority have agreed to implement the federal law as written.
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Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 8:53am
When a tragic story becomes so common that it stops generating indignation and changes, it’s a sign that it needs more analysis and buzz. Wrong should never be accepted as regular, habitual, as the usual. 
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Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 7:52pm
In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held a record-breaking 429,000 undocumented immigrants in over 250 detention facilities across the country. The hours and days those they are placed in detention centers have caused lasting medical and health effects.
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July 13, 2013 | 0 comments
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 2:04pm
How do leading academic health centers function in their communities? For my 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship project, I will explore how leading, non-profit, academic health centers function in the community, not just in Pittsburgh, but nationally.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:33pm
When most people think of Washington, D.C., the White House, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian, and other tourist destinations usually come to mind. But Washington is also home to a growing number of Latino residents, including many Central Americans.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:16pm
Researchers are growing increasingly aware that the prenatal period and early childhood are exquisitely sensitive to external insults such as environmental contaminants.
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