Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:00am
Frustrated and frightened by her experience trying to find the sperm donor who allowed her to conceive, Gloria Fraser went looking for answers online. When she found the Donor Sibling Registry, her anticipation quickened.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 3:00am
The ACA expanded insurance coverage, but many children throughout the country are still not receiving important health care benefits. The extent of the coverage exclusions varies widely depending upon which state a child calls home.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:00am
Good Housekeeping is searching for a new health editor with more than five years of assigning and editing experience. Check out this week's full roundup of job opportunities.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:06pm
There is good news and bad news when it comes to conflicts of interest (COI) between the drug industry and clinical medicine.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:00am
Dr. Scott Bickman lost his California medical license, but not before federal, state and local authorities missed numerous chances to prevent harm to patients. Do we need an Amber Alert for dangerous, back-alley clinics?
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
On Wednesday, the White House hosted a summit on early education where President Obama touted a $1 billion public-private spending package to bolster high-quality preschool and Early Head Start programs. That may sound like an education story, but it's worth remembering it's a health story, too.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 3:00am
When it comes to public health research, North Carolina has made contributions far beyond its small population size. A quick look at several key studies shows how death records and other data from the state have made a huge impact.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:00am
As the pool of uninsured shrinks, public hospital systems must increasingly compete for newly insured patients. “We're forcing public hospitals to compete in one of the most competitive industries that has ever existed in the economy,” said one county health director.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00am
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:08am
Quick sales to millions of people is a crucial marketing tactic to make a blockbuster drug because there is a small sales window before a patent runs out. But a sales blitz can also be dangerous because many risks don't fully emerge until millions take the drug.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:00am
After months of reporting on immigrants' experiences in enrolling for health coverage, reporter Momo Chang still didn't have the long cover story she'd envisioned. But she stayed flexible and ended up with a compact news story that focused on a single facet of immigrant enrollment.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:00am
In North Carolina, the process of recording deaths has been a slow, paper-only process that creates huge lags in time and makes swift, efficient decision-making much more difficult. That could change as the state moves to digitally modernize its system, and none too soon.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 3:00am
A Southern California anesthesiologist was stripped of his ability to prescribe addictive drugs by the DEA in 2011. But the state's medical board didn't take away the doctor's license until just last month. Why is the board so slow in taking action?
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
This week: WNYC-FM needs a new health reporter. Also highlighted are opportunities at University of Pennsylvania, Yahoo! Health and HuffPost Healthy Living.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
With millions of their patients newly insured because of health care reform, community health centers, once viewed as providers of last resort, are remaking themselves as providers of choice.