Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 2:31pm
To solve the mental health crisis, we have to reduce mental health spending and use the savings to increase mental illness spending. That's the idea behind H.R. 3717, The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:07am
The fact that gentrification can make residents of displaced communities less healthy is not an inevitable effect of neutral market forces, but a fundamental injustice. A new report provides specific policy recommendations that can either prevent displacement or halt its progress.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:43am
A recent research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Timothy Anderson, MD, Chester Good, MD, MPH, Walid Gellad, MD, MPH and Shravan Dave, BS reveals that many US drug companies have leaders in academic medical centers on their boards.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 4:00am
Last fall, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an award-winning series on the failures of the newborn screening system across the U.S. In the second part of our Q&A, investigative reporter Ellen Gabler provides an in-depth look into how the paper reported the acclaimed series.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00am
A team from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is being honored with one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for its series on the failures of the newborn screening system. Reporter Ellen Gabler provides a behind-the-pages look at how the paper reported the series.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00am
School nurses are increasingly stretched thin over many campuses or absent altogether due to budget cuts. Meanwhile, students are still showing up to school with complex health needs, putting new pressures on school staff to deliver levels of care they may not be trained or ready for.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:26am
On the East Coast? Women's Health is looking for both a managing editor and editorial assistant in New York, and The Boston Globe is hiring a new health and wellness producer for its website. Only a few days left to apply for the The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 4:00am
Reporter Johanes Roselló spent four months interviewing families who’d been affected by the deportation of a father or spouse. Their stories were heartbreaking, frustrating and inspiring. Here are some lessons and suggestions for others considering similar projects.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:20am
Whether you’re a new reporter or an experienced hand looking for fresh ideas about senior care, you can find compelling stories by digging into state and national datasets. Important stories about regulatory gaps, poor enforcement, and even malpractice are there for the taking.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:15am
I am often amused by the "expertise" of Wall Street analysts. It's particularly instructive to compare the first one below, a person who hopped on the bandwagon driven by the company, compared to the second one, who retained a more rigorous standard of review.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 4:00am
Ryan Sabalow’s “Buck Fever” series in The Indianapolis Star presents a compelling and complex investigation into the captive-deer hunting industry. The project offers a number of lessons for journalists pursuing similarly ambitious projects.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Last year there were 119,000 prescriptions between January and June. Though Lariam (mefloquine) is banned in Air Force pilots, until 2011, it was on the increase in the Navy and Marine Corps.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00am
A new study of one of the most famous early childhood programs in existence suggests that it had profound impacts on the adult health of the participants decades later. If the research holds, it could have major implications for health policy.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00am
It pays to heed incremental advances in health research and to learn from what doesn't work in reporting projects. And don't forget to stay positive on the future of health journalism. Contributor William Heisel shares more takeaways from Health Journalism 2014 in part two of his two-part series.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Bloomberg News and Town & Style St. Louis are both hiring healthcare writers for their publications. Check out those opportunities, and more, here!