Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:00am
Preschool is enjoying a new heyday, right? Not so fast: A new report out this week from the National Institute of Early Education Research finds that in 2013, total enrollment in state-funded pre-K program dipped slightly, funding was flat, and quality was questionable in many programs.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 4:00am
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, has touted the benefits of self-funded health insurance plans. But the company's own plan places limits on coverage such that families with autistic children are often forced shoulder the costs of treatment.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:00am
When Gary Schwitzer recently announced funding had run out for Health News Review, it caused considerable angst among health reporters. Here's a look back at some key lessons that have emerged from Schwitzer's enterprise, which has made health journalism better.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:00am
In an alarming case, two Danish journalists are facing criminal charges from the Danish government for their reporting on MRSA bacteria. When journalists aren’t allowed to report on the sources of infectious diseases, they’re kept from one of their most vital roles.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00am
Of the many projections made about the Affordable Care Act, one number stands out among the rest: 62 million. That’s the number of individuals who will gain mental health and substance abuse coverage under the ACA.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00am
Use your health reporting and editing skills in any of the positions listed on Career GPS this week.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:30am
One of the recurring themes in early childhood research is that early is rarely early enough. Positive back-and-forth interactions between kids and caregivers are key to building budding brains, while their absence can lead to kids who suffer the longterm effects of what experts call "toxic stress."
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 8:52am
It has been over ten years since Wisconsin endured a kind of deer holocaust. The terminal deer and elk disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD), descended upon its deer population with such vengeance officials declared "CWD eradication" zones in which fauns and does would be killed before bucks.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:00pm
Akron, Ohio's Accountable Care Community has brought together a coalition of partners to reduce the number of residents suffering from chronic disease and treatment costs. Similarly, nonprofit hospitals elsewhere can do much more to improve the health of entire communities.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 8:30am
The problem in Santa Cruz County's San Lorenzo Valley is unhealthy air. The question is: What can be done to improve it?
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:43am
Preliminary findings from the completed INTERSTROKE study, presented for the first time this week at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology, include new and important results. INTERSTROKE evaluates the importance of risk factors for stroke.
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.