Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:27am
Medical experts meeting at the NIH over the next three days are going to try to reach a consensus on whether to shift to a different testing method for gestational diabetes. If they decide to make the shift, the prevalence of gestational diabetes in U.S. pregnancies can be expected to double.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:12am
The top trending health news story so far this week is that of the Mississippi baby pronounced “functionally cured” of HIV infection.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 6:00am
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times’ journalist Tina Rosenberg encouraged 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows to use their data-sleuthing skills to sniff for problems or hints of dysfunction in the numbers. But instead of looking for failure, she said to look for success.
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 5:00am
How one Canadian province has successfully implemented prescription drug tracking and reduced the number of inappropriate prescriptions.
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:29pm
Working as a team for NBC4 Southern California my colleague Melissa Pamer and I will take on and humanize a hot topic as part of our 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship: childhood obesity.
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 3:59pm
Capital Public Radio launched its multimedia documentary series with a personal, in-depth look inside the lives of adults with autism today. "The View From Here: Autism Grows Up" follows four adults in the Sacramento region with autism who are aiming for a life of choice and opportunity.
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 5:00am
The community of Boyle Heights, lying just across the river from downtown Los Angeles, is almost entirely Latino. The neighborhood's history extends back through a century of planning blunders, racist policies and rapid urban development. But improvements are in progress.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:00pm
No self-respecting journalist wants to swallow wholesale the exaggerated or downright false claims some nonprofits occasionally make in justifying their raison d'être. And in today’s newsrooms, most reporters don’t have the time to fully evaluate such claims.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:00am
A new report looks at using health information technology for outreach and enrollment efforts, but in a manner that takes into account the digital divide.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:00am
Looking for a way to share your stories from the past year? Apply for these health journalism fellowship and award experiences.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 1:00pm
These are nerve-wracking times for directors of California’s public hospitals and clinics. With the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid set to go into effect in early 2014, safety-net facilities could potentially find themselves losing a considerable share of their patients and revenue.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:05pm
When I first began researching the issue of black maternal mortality, I was shocked to learn the high death rates among Black women dying from pregnancy-related complications across the U.S. In California, Black women are dying at four times the rate of White women from pregnancy-related causes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:05am
Congratulations to four recent California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows for being chosen for 2012 AHCJ Awards for their Fellowship project.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 2:00am
A California law allows courts to order assisted outpatient treatment for people with a history of serious mental illness and violence. This raises a dilemma: Should society be able to force mentally ill individuals to get treatment, or does that amount to a infringement on their civil liberties?
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 10:00am
The complexities of health reform are enough to make anybody’s head seize up, let alone the diligent health reporter who is expected to serve as guide to all the policy changes.