A Pulitzer Prize winner talks about her career, her editors and how she got her first break. Also find the latest health media opportunities, this week in Career GPS.
How one doctor could allow another doctor to use his license to order painkillers for a clinic being used as a front for a drug mill and still be allowed to operate with no restrictions on his license is a true mystery. Finally, William Heisel reports, Dr. Scott Bickman faces some sanctions.
10 online news outfits promise to share and share alike — if one doesn't die in the night.
Why did Aetna back off from raising health insurance premiums by as much as 17 percent in California? Plus more from our Daily Briefing.
Why does Bakersfield have such awful air quality? How do Vitamin D levels affect your risk for diabetes? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.
What is Storify? Good question! It's a new web product that announced its public beta this week, meant to help build stories conveniently pulling from social media sources such as Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Below is an example of a story I just created to give you a feel for what's possible. Seems like a very convenient way to aggregate sources from social media. What do you think?
What happens when someone dies who has no assets – or friends or relatives – to pay for his burial? Procedures for pauper's burials vary widely by jurisdiction. It is one of those little-discussed arenas of public health, a topic that often intersects with the deaths of the homeless.
Empowering patients has been a health care mantra for at least a decade. But patients can only do so much to protect themselves from harm, especially when it comes to hospital-acquired infections.
Who knew that Tennessee had the highest percentage (41%) of high school kids who drank more than one sugary soda a day? Check out these story ideas from a new CDC state-by-state report on “food environments” for children.
In this week-long series, North Carolina Voices - Mental Health Disorder, health reporter Rose Hoban explores North Carolina's long difficulty with finding housing for people with mental health problems.
New community health laws proposed in California, noisy health care is bad for patients, no fast-track Supreme Court decision on health reform, plus more from our Daily Briefing.
This morning I decided I needed to let off some steam because I had far too many possible comments circling my brain to get them out in one session! Luckily, I was reading Virginia Hughes talking about a review of treatments for autism.
Many professions have their version of a post-event analysis of what went wrong, and how to prevent it. The autopsy report is medicine's. Journalists can find a trove of stories in a review of death certificates.
Why are part-time elected officials in California getting such expensive full-time health benefits? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.
Daniela Velazquez wades through reams of data on childhood obesity in her community and lives to tell the tale.