Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:00am
For the 47 million Americans dependent on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the bad news keeps on coming. Cuts in November might be followed by billions more as Congress considers legislation.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 5:02am
Finding real people can be one of the hardest parts of journalism, but it is also usually one of the most rewarding and moving. So don't give up. Keep reaching out, and eventually someone will reach back.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 5:00am
One medical device company offers a warranty for its partial knee product, saying they’ll replace it at any point for the rest of your life. But the company won’t pay for anything but the device itself.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 9:44am
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 5:00am
Thanks to reforms in how government food voucher programs can be used, low-income Americans can now access the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables at thousands of farmer's markets around the country.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 12:31am
Report on health care for the Merced Sun-Star. Also check out upcoming deadlines for other positions in the field and fellowships.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 5:00am
Less education lowers the chances that you have health insurance, which translates into less medical care and worse health outcomes. Many of the health risks for the illiterate are much more immediate than that, like not being able to read pill bottles or the accompanying instructions.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 6:00am
The oncologist is the person who will look after my cancer for the rest of my life, however long it lasts. I need to trust him or her implicitly. Just for starters, I need to trust the treatments prescribed for me will work, even if they make me feel sicker than I felt in the first place.
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 6:02am
Humorous videos make the point that police officers, firefighters, pilots, and others must undergo drug testing, but physicians don't. The same initiative is also fighting a sacred cow for California doctors -- the malpractice cap.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00am
My series for Voice of OC on immigrants' health decline as they live in the U.S began with a study that got my attention. It showed that life expectancy rates in the Orange County were higher for Latinos than whites. I was surprised for a couple reasons.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:00am
This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features an array of options for health journalists at print, online and newswire organizations and includes the most updated information on fellowship opportunities.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:35am
Many people are aware of the cruel handling in commercial turkey operations but fewer people know about the food additives and fast-growth methods that put both turkeys and the people who eat them at risk.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:00am
According to 2012 figures, fast food restaurants spent $4.6 billion on advertising their goods, up 8% from 2009, and social media represents a growing slice of that marketing pie.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:00am
With the Obamacare rhetoric flying, the president of the nation’s leading cancer doctors’ group says worried cancer patients may be unnecessarily concerned. He believes Obamacare will be a boon for cancer patients and has become a high-profile advocate for the controversial law.
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00am
In January, California will shore up promises it made when launching its innovative prescription drug-tracking program with more funding and a better ability to find patients who doctor shop or physicians who prescribe an abnormal amount of opiates.