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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:00am
When a hospital close in a low-income, underserved area, reporters often assume that the care provided was essential for the poor communities it was serving. But there are several problems with that assumption, including the equation that health equals health care.
August 27, 2014 | 0 comments
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:39pm
By Dr. Jonathan E. Shaywitz, M.D. Medical Director of Behavioral Health, St. Joseph Mission Hospitals
August 26, 2014 | 0 comments
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 6:53am
Author and activist Patrick Dati spoke about his acclaimed memoir, "I Am Me: Survivor of Child Abuse and Bullying Speaks Out," which recounts how Dati overcame a life of bullying and emotional terror.
August 24, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:00am
The ripple effects that come from incarcerating a parent may be worse than previously thought, at least when it comes to kids' health. Recent research provides further evidence that parental incarceration is linked to a host of developmental delays and behavioral problems in kids and teens.
August 22, 2014 | 0 comments
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:00am
A private company bought the local hospital from a community group in Belhaven, North Carolina, and then announced it was closing the facility. Many in the community were outraged. But what obligations do private companies have to the community in such cases?
August 22, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:00am
One way the Affordable Care Act aims to spur innovations in health care delivery is through the CMS Innovation Center. Four California-based projects give a sense of the kinds of programs and ideas the office is currently funding and tracking.
August 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Health reporters and editors are in high demand this week throughout the country. This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features opportunities for health journalists at magazine, online and newswire organizations.
August 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 4:00am
Are reporters placing too much emphasis on hospitals and not enough emphasis on the overall health of the community and the factors that influence it? The forces ultimately shaping our health aren't always the obvious ones.
August 20, 2014 | 1 comments
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Electronic medical records held out the promise of a better future, with everyone reaping the benefits. In reality, poorly designed systems slow doctors down, hinder the doctor-patient relationship, and often get things wrong. Doctors and patients deserve better solutions.
August 19, 2014 | 3 comments
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:00am
Is a bit overweight actually the healthiest weight of all? A recent JAMA study suggested as much. But a new analysis of the data reveals a deep flaw in the original study, and provides a lesson in the value of questioning how data are collected and used in any given study.
August 18, 2014 | 1 comments
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 7:35am
A new campaign from Elanco, Eli Lilly's animal division, calls unadulterated food a luxury and even blames pure food activists for world hunger
August 17, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:19pm
Nearly twenty years after the trial of British au pair Louise Woodward brought shaken baby syndrome into the headlines, the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has raised the subject again in Boston newspapers, where reporters are still fresh from a different controversial diagnosis.
August 14, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:00am
Recently released data from the CDC shows children on Medicaid are going to the ER at rates higher than uninsured kids or those on private insurance, and often for reasons having little to do with medical emergencies. And that can mean higher costs for the public health system.
August 14, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:00am
For hundreds of thousands of Californians waiting for their Medicaid applications to be processed, affordable health coverage is still a dream. The delays, partly caused by tech glitches, come with real human costs for those in application limbo and in need of care.
August 14, 2014 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Take a look at this week's jobs opportunities, which include positions at National Journal, Kaiser Family Foundation,, and U.S. News & World Report, among others.
August 14, 2014 | 0 comments



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