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Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 5:00am
The Los Angeles Times took an impressive deep dive into the problems plaguing California’s foster care system, detailing the extent to which perverse incentives and a lack of monitoring among private agencies overseeing foster homes has led to disturbing patterns of child abuse.
December 26, 2013 | 2 comments
Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 5:00am
Exercise is good for cancer patients, doctors these days say. That’s an about-face from just a decade ago when they urged patients to conserve their flagging energy. 
December 26, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 4:00am
This week, we feature a Deputy Content Editor position at Consumer Reports. Also check out upcoming deadlines for fellowships.
December 26, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, December 23, 2013 - 3:34pm
This month's FDA guidance for reducing livestock antibiotics will actually make things worse, animal welfare and food activist groups are saying. The guidance is a "diversion" that pretends to address the problem of factory farm-driven antibiotic resistance while accomplishing nothing.
December 23, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, December 23, 2013 - 5:00am
I wouldn’t blame you if you thought the only thing that happened in the health sphere this year was the implosion of There was some excellent reporting on the problems with the Affordable Care Act, but here are some stories you might have missed.
December 23, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:00am
GlaxoSmithKline, the largest drug company in Britain and one of the largest in the world, has made an industry first move.
December 20, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 5:00am
Looking for fresh story ideas? We hope these accounts of how reporters across the country got the stories, sources and subjects give you fodder for covering your own communities in a new way.
December 19, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:00am
This week take a look at print, online and magazine positions in public and private organizations, plus fellowships and awards.
December 19, 2013 | 0 comments
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 5:00am
Has your child has his tonsils removed or head scanned lately? Whether or not you said yes may have something to do with where you call home. That variation in care is raising some red flags.
December 18, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 5:00am
At a time when there are so many vital questions to ask, and research budgets everywhere are under attack, I wonder why well-meaning researchers pick obvious questions to ask. Is it easier to get funding? Are they cheaper to execute? Is the bar lower?
December 17, 2013 | 1 comments
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:00am
It just got even easier to see whether your hospital has a significant infection problem. If state and federal agencies were racing to provide the most useful information in the simplest to understand format, Hospital Compare just took the lead.
December 16, 2013 | 0 comments
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 5:41am
Two California gun buyback programs try crowdsourcing to fund their operations. Does getting firearms off the street in this manner really reduce gun violence?
December 15, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 5:00am
Online maps make cool tools, but do they foster cleaner, safer health care? The public knowledge and peer pressure they create can be powerful forces to get hospitals addressing their infection problems.
December 13, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 1:26pm
The Medill Justice Project has published a thin slice of its data on shaken baby cases, in conjunction with its analysis of how cases are distributed across the country. The view into the database is very narrow, but the county-by-county searches can be fascinating.
December 12, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:00am
What is a wellness trust and can it address the vast health disparities in Los Angeles?
December 12, 2013 | 0 comments



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