Search form

Sections

Diseased Lungs: Soon Appearing on Ciggie Packs

Diseased Lungs: Soon Appearing on Ciggie Packs

Here's what we're checking out today:



Tobacco:

The feds will require cigarette makers to post graphic anti-smoking images like the one to your left on packs of smokes starting next year. Here are more images the FDA is considering.

Journalism: Westword's Michael Roberts tells the backstory of how online news startup Colorado Public Media got a $386,250 foundation grant to strengthen health coverage in the state.  

Health Costs: Alison Young's troubling tale in USA Today about a legal fight between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan and a rehabilitation company examines how complex and competitive relationships among health providers and payers make it difficult to control health care costs.

ER Crowding: Is this good news or less-than-bad news? The L.A. County-USC Medical Center, a safety-net hospital, has seen "dangerously overcrowded' conditions drop from an average of 16 hours a day to five hours a day, the Los Angeles Times' Molly Hennessy-Fiske reports.

Schizophrenia: David Dobbs reports for Nature magazine on the relationship between schizophrenia and adolescence.

Comments

They put graphic (read: startling, not drawn) images on cigarette packs in Singapore, but the images are of diseased mouths and lungs.

Leave A Comment

Announcements

Medicare recently announced big plans to tie half of all payments to performance by 2018. Is payment reform finally upon us, and could this help curb rising health care costs? Our expert panel will guide us through the changes and highlight innovations. For more info, click here.

We're looking for journalists who think big to apply for $2,000-$10,000 grants to report on health care reform, community health or vulnerable children, plus a 4 1/2 day training program. Click here for details.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Ryan White has shared a blog post

Read it.

Ward Alper has shared a blog post

Read it.

CALLIE SHANAFELT has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

Giana Magnoli has shared a fellowship project

Read it.

Amy DePaul has shared a fellowship project

Read it.
More Member Activities

Follow Us

ReportingHealth

Reporting on Underserved Communities



How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? Our USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields.

Read More »