Monday, June 17, 2013 - 5:00am
Amidst the discussion about email and cellphone traffic being collected by U.S. intelligence agencies, free speech enthusiasts may also want to pay attention to the unfolding legal case involving the University of Kentucky.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:00am
Electronic health records can give doctors a more well-rounded picture of their patients that has the potential for improved care and outcomes.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 6:00am
Interested in writing about aging and gerontological studies? There's still time to apply for the 2014 MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows Program with The Gerontological Society of America.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 5:00am
A study of more than 300 patients suffering advanced cancer found that people who received spiritual support from religious communities tended to want aggressive end-of-life care.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 5:00am
California is not the only state considering whether or not to tackle the doctor shortage problem by broadening the scope of what services other providers can offer. How are special interest groups weighing in on the debate with political donations?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 5:00am
Can Twitter help spread reliable information on health? Or is it a dangerously effective purveyor of misinformation, paranoia and balderdash?
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 7:27am
You know things are bad in the pork industry when the whistleblowers aren't animal rights activists but the government itself. In May, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of the Inspector General exposed extreme sanitation and humane violations in 30 swine slaughterhouses it visited.
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 4:00am
We are surrounded by data but aren't always harnessing its storytelling potential as effectively as we could be. A free webinar this week will help attendees learn how to better use data to tell more compelling stories about health.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 4:00am
The University of Kentucky is suing one of its own public radio reporters after the reporter sought records relating to the university's pediatric cardiac surgery program. How did this happen? The university responds with its account of the situation.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 5:00am
Innovative providers understand health is more than a chemical equation that can be balanced with pills and procedures. They see that health begins in our everyday lives, in the places where we live, work, eat, and play.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 4:00am
The Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting a professional with heavy health communication and development. Also, there is still time to apply for the fellow program with The Gerontological Society of America.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:38am
Nina Lutz, 18, is the third teen in Santa Cruz in 5 years to be stricken with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer so rare it affects just 400 children a year. A talented artist, she created illustrations for a children's book during her nine months of treatment, and she's selling the book to raise money.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:00am
Although I believe we start with data and move forward, it is our narratives and our insights that guide us. Still, for me, this was ultimately a numbers game in the end: three tumors, two breasts, one very difficult decision.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:00am
As a Reuters journalist I have been writing about medical technology and health care for more than a decade. I wrote those stories objectively and never imagined any would ever apply to me. Now, I have Stage 4 lung cancer.
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 5:00am
To understand the nature of a threat like buried radiation in a park, it helps to pause for a minute and think about the sacred values of the people feeling threatened. Part of the threat is psychological and should not be dismissed.