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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 6:00am
In writing on early-childhood issues for this blog, I’ve touched upon a recurring theme that disparities – health, academic, or economic – often have roots early in a child’s life. So a recent study claiming that an eight-week “intervention” lowers the academic achievement gap, piqued my curiosity.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00am
Within the first few minutes after my diagnosis as a diabetic, the one thing that became blazingly clear to me was that I had to change my diet. Easily said, not always so easily done.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 5:00am
I adore a good love story, so it's no surprise I enjoyed listening to Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez talk about the genesis of his friendship with a homeless musician. The biggest thing I learned, though, is how fragile we all are as humans.
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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 5:00am
If the doctor wasn't careful, she explained, she could tear up the inside of my nose with the swab designed used to test for one of the diseases that might be causing my violent coughs. Almost a month later, I still don't know the source of the cough.
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August 05, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 5:00am
While away on a business trip, I woke up at least every 15 minutes in the hotel room coughing so forcefully that I was having convulsions. My body was drenched in sweat, and my mind started racing toward all the possibilities. Tuberculosis? Hantavirus? Valley fever?
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August 02, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:00am
What got me interested in San Lucas was contaminated drinking water there, but my reporting revealed deeper issues like the ability of local government to function, how to do business in a town without water, and tense dynamics between government and the private sector.
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August 01, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 3:00am
This week, a non-profit is looking for an experienced editor for its award-winning bimonthly journal. Also, take a look at the newest listings for health reporters and editors, as well as intern and fellowship opportunities.
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August 01, 2013 | 0 comments
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 5:00am
Subtle changes in the climate -- warmer winters, wetter and earlier springs, and greener environments because of more rainfall -- contribute to increasing pest populations. Sometimes deadly pathogens hosted by these vectors are now moving to warming regions, too.
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July 31, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 5:00am
Hollywood stars, like Glee’s Cory Monteith, aren’t the only Americans struggling with addiction that kills. Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose earlier this month, exemplifies the public health tragedy that is opioid overdose deaths in America.
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July 30, 2013 | 1 comments
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 5:00am
According to Medical Board of California records, a doctor under investigation for other professional infractions, ultimately got in trouble for prescribing his wife with addictive drugs. Still they seemed to give him a partial pass.
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July 29, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 4:02pm
Why family members and schools should be paying attention to indicators of mental health problems in teenagers and their potential links to violent behavior.
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July 26, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 5:00am
After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency sanctioned a doctor for his role in a pill mill, the Medical Board of California did nothing. This begs the same question: What does it take to get the Board's attention?
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July 26, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 5:00am
While health disparities are often framed as a social justice issue, the director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions told the 2013 National Health Journalism Fellows that maintaining such disparities is expensive as well.
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July 25, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:00am
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is looking for journalists interested in critical reporting on responses to social problems. With rolling admissions, you can apply at any time!
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July 25, 2013 | 0 comments

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